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orbicular

[awr-bik-yuh-ler] /ɔrˈbɪk yə lər/
adjective
1.
like an orb; circular; ringlike; spherical; rounded.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin orbiculāris circular, equivalent to Latin orbicul(us) small disk (orbi(s) orb + -culus -cule1) + -āris -ar1
Related forms
orbicularity, orbicularness, noun
orbicularly, adverb
suborbicular, adjective
suborbicularly, adverb
suborbicularity, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for orbicularly

orbicular

/ɔːˈbɪkjʊlə/
adjective
1.
circular or spherical
2.
(of a leaf or similar flat part) circular or nearly circular
3.
(rare) rounded or total
Derived Forms
orbicularity (ɔːˌbɪkjʊˈlærɪtɪ) noun
orbicularly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for orbicularly

orbicular

adj.

"round, circular, spherical," mid-15c., from Old French orbiculaire "round, circular," or directly from Late Latin orbicularis "circular, orbicular," from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis "circle" (see orb). Related: Orbicularity.

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orbicularly in Medicine

orbicular or·bic·u·lar (ôr-bĭk'yə-lər)
adj.
Circular.

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