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zonule

[zohn-yool]
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noun
  1. a little zone, belt, band, or the like.
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Origin of zonule

From the New Latin word zōnula, dating back to 1825–35. See zone, -ule
Related formszon·u·lar [zohn-yuh-ler] /ˈzoʊn yə lər/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for zonule

Historical Examples

  • Z, Zonule of Zinn, the ciliary process being removed to show it.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1

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British Dictionary definitions for zonule

zonule

noun
  1. a small zone, band, or area
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Derived Formszonular (ˈzɒnjʊlə), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin zōnula a little zone
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zonule in Medicine

zonule

(zōnyōōl)
n.
  1. A small zone, as of a ligament.
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Related formszonu•lar (zōnyə-lər) adj.
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