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orbicular

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adjective or·bic·u·lar \ȯr-ˈbi-kyə-lər\

Definition of orbicular

or·bic·u·lar·ly play \-ˈbi-kyə-lər-lē\ adverb


Origin of orbicular

Middle English orbiculer, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French orbiculaire, from Late Latin orbicularis, from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

orbicular

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adjective or·bic·u·lar \ȯr-ˈbik-yə-lər\

Medical Definition of orbicular

  1. :  encircling a part or opening




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