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orbiculate

[awr-bik-yuh-lit, -leyt] /ɔrˈbɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
orbicular; rounded.
Also, orbiculated.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin orbiculātus gone round in a circle (past participle of orbiculārī), equivalent to orbicul(us) small disk (see orbicular) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
orbiculately, adverb
orbiculation, noun
suborbiculate, adjective
suborbiculated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for orbiculate

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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