cingulate

cingulum

[sing-gyuh-luhm]
noun, plural cingula [sing-gyuh-luh] .
1.
Anatomy, Zoology. a belt, zone, or girdlelike part.
2.
Dentistry. basal ridge.

Origin:
1835–45; < Latin: girdle, zone, equivalent to cing- (stem of cingere to gird; see cincture) + -ulum -ule

cingulate [sing-gyuh-lit, -leyt] , cingulated, cingular, adjective
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cingulum (ˈsɪŋɡjʊləm)
 
n , pl -la
anatomy a girdle-like part, such as the ridge round the base of a tooth or the band of fibres connecting parts of the cerebrum
 
[C19: from Latin: belt, from cingere to gird]
 
cingulate
 
adj
 
'cingulated
 
adj

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cingulate cin·gu·late (sĭng'gyə-lāt', -lĭt)
adj.
Of or relating to a cingulum.

cingulum cin·gu·lum (sĭng'gyə-ləm)
n. pl. cin·gu·la (-lə)

  1. A structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.

  2. A well-marked fiber bundle passing longitudinally in the white matter of the cingulate gyrus, composed largely of fibers from the anterior thalamic nucleus to the cingulate and parahippocampal gyri.

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