pertaining to coins or money; nummary.
having the shape of a coin; flat and circular or oval in form.
Pathology. composed of round, flat disks: nummular skin lesions.

1725–35; < Latin nummul(ī) petty cash, small change (numm(us) coin + -ulī, plural of -ulus -ule) + -ar1 Unabridged
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nummular (ˈnʌmjʊlə)
shaped like a coin; disc-shaped; circular
[C19: from Latin nummulus a small coin]

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nummular num·mu·lar (nŭm'yə-lər)

  1. Shaped like a coin; disk-shaped. Used of the thick mucous or mucopurulent sputum in certain respiratory diseases in its takes on a discoid shape when flattened on the bottom of a sputum mug.

  2. Arranged like stacks of coins. Used of red blood corpuscles in rouleaux formation.

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The nummular patches and papules disseminated over four extremities and less over trunk.
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