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Thursday, October 10, 2013

annulate

\AN-yuh-lit, -leyt\ , adjective;
1.
having rings or ringlike bands.
2.
formed of ringlike segments, as an annelid worm.
Quotes:
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
Origin:
Annulate entered English in the 1800s from the Latin annulus meaning "ring."
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