am·​bi·​tus | \ ˈambətəs \
plural ambitus

Definition of ambitus

1 : the exterior edge or periphery (as of a leaf, a bivalve shell, or the test of a sea urchin)
3 : the range of a melody or voice especially : the range of a plainsong melody

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First Known Use of ambitus

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ambitus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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