Word of the Day Archive
Thursday October 10, 2013
annulate \AN-yuh-lit, -leyt\
1. having rings or ringlike bands.
2. formed of ringlike segments, as an annelid worm.
This may be called, for distinctness' sake, the annulate corpuscle.
-- Thomas Henry Huxley, An Introduction to the Study of Zoology, 2006
A cast-iron stove dragged its annulate pipe along the wall, then folded it into the overhead motley of the flags.
-- Vladimir Nabokov, "The Fight," 1925
Annulate entered English in the 1800s from the Latin annulus meaning "ring."