[ zohn-yool ]
/ ˈzoʊn yul /


a little zone, belt, band, or the like.

Origin of zonule

From the New Latin word zōnula, dating back to 1825–35. See zone, -ule

Related forms

zon·u·lar [zohn-yuh-ler] /ˈzoʊn yə lər/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zonule


/ (ˈzɒnjuːl) /


a small zone, band, or area

Derived Forms

zonular (ˈzɒnjʊlə), adjective

Word Origin for zonule

C19: from New Latin zōnula a little zone
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Medicine definitions for zonule


[ zōnyōōl ]


A small zone, as of a ligament.

Related forms

zonu•lar (zōnyə-lər) adj.
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