penannular

[ pen-an-yuh-ler ]
/ pɛnˈæn yə lər /

adjective

having the shape or design of an incomplete circle.

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Origin of penannular

First recorded in 1850–55; pen- + annular
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British Dictionary definitions for penannular

penannular
/ (pɛnˈænjʊlə) /

adjective

of or forming an almost complete ring

Word Origin for penannular

C19: from pene- + annular
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