an·​nu·​lar | \ ˈan-yə-lər How to pronounce annular (audio) \

Definition of annular

: of, relating to, or forming a ring an annular skin lesion

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Recent Examples on the Web But coprolites typically boast spiral or annular markings and, as Anning discovered, often contain undigested fragments of food. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 5 Feb. 2022 Given our current knowledge about how the device likely functioned, as well as the inscriptions, the team believed the start date would coincide with an annular solar eclipse. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 11 Apr. 2022 Some went to extraordinary lengths to see the full annular effect. Vipal Monga, WSJ, 10 June 2021 Photographer Shuchang Dong from China took the image from Ali in Tibet on June 21, 2020 during that day’s spectacular annular solar eclipse. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 In addition to the more familiar total and partial solar eclipses, sometimes annular eclipses occur, such as the one on Thursday. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 8 June 2021 Solar eclipse glasses must be worn at all times during an annular or partial solar eclipse to avoid the threat of blindness. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 27 May 2021 Esptein suggests using a pinhole projector to view the annular solar eclipse. Kyle Davidson, Detroit Free Press, 8 June 2021 After all, this is an annular solar eclipse not a total solar eclipse, when the Moon is far away in its elliptical orbit and is consequently slightly smaller in the sky than on average. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 7 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of annular

1571, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for annular

Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French annulaire, from Medieval Latin anularis, from Latin anulus

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28 May 2022

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“Annular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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an·​nu·​lar | \ ˈan-yə-lər How to pronounce annular (audio) \

Medical Definition of annular

: of, relating to, or forming a ring the annular diaphragm of a microscope

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