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or annulated

[an-yuh-lit, -leyt] /ˈæn yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
formed of ringlike segments, as an annelid worm.
having rings or ringlike bands.
Origin of annulate
1820-30; < Latin annulātus, variant of ānulātus ringed, equivalent to ānul(us) ring + -ātus -ate1
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annulation, noun Unabridged
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  • Cross rings may or may not be present, and the cup is either smooth or annulate.

  • Abdomen not annulate nor prolonged behind; eight legs in the adult stage.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • The longitudinal type characterises such genera as Vibrio, Filaria, Gordius, and all the annulate animals.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • Thus vertebrate and annulate embryos agree in certain points at the time of the formation of the primitive streak.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • In eggs with yolk, whether vertebrate or annulate, there is always a separation into an animal and a plastic layer.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
British Dictionary definitions for annulate


/ˈænjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
having, composed of, or marked with rings
Derived Forms
annulated, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin ānulātus, from ānulus a ring
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