cumulus

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cu·mu·lus

noun \-ləs\

: a type of thick cloud that is rounded on top and has a flat base

plural cu·mu·li\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Full Definition of CUMULUS

2
[New Latin, from Latin] :  a dense puffy cloud form having a flat base and rounded outlines often piled up like a mountain — see cloud illustration

Examples of CUMULUS

  1. <the cumulus of sundry things that fill up one's attic and somehow sum up a lifetime of experiences>

Origin of CUMULUS

Latin
First Known Use: 1659

Rhymes with CUMULUS

cu·mu·lus

noun \ˈkyü-myə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cu·mu·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Medical Definition of CUMULUS

: the projecting mass of granulosa cells that bears the developing ovum in a graafian follicle—called also discus proligerus

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