cingulum


cin·gu·lum

noun \ˈsiŋ-gyə-ləm\
plural cin·gu·la\-lə\

Definition of CINGULUM

:  an anatomical band or encircling ridge
cin·gu·late \-lət\ adjective

Origin of CINGULUM

New Latin, from Latin, girdle, from cingere to gird — more at cincture
First Known Use: 1845

cin·gu·lum

noun \ˈsiŋ-gyə-ləm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cin·gu·la \-lə\

Medical Definition of CINGULUM

1
: a ridge about the base of the crown of a tooth
2
: a tract of association fibers lying within the cingulate gyrus and connecting the callosal and hippocampal convolutions of the brain

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