orbicular

[ awr-bik-yuh-ler ]
/ ɔrˈbɪk yə lər /

adjective

like an orb; circular; ringlike; spherical; rounded.

Origin of orbicular

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin orbiculāris circular, equivalent to Latin orbicul(us) small disk (orbi(s) orb + -culus -cule1) + -āris -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for orbicular

orbicular

orbiculate or orbiculated

/ (ɔːˈbɪkjʊlə) /

adjective

circular or spherical
(of a leaf or similar flat part) circular or nearly circular
rare rounded or total

Derived Forms

orbicularity (ɔːˌbɪkjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nounorbicularly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for orbicular

orbicular

[ ôr-bĭkyə-lər ]

adj.

Circular.
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