Definition of annular
: of, relating to, or forming a ring an annular skin lesion
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The company has been covering Total Solar Eclipses (as well as Partial and Annular Eclipses) for years, dispatching crews to cover them in person from locations including Kenya, the Faroe Islands, and Indonesia.
On September 1, an annular solar eclipse will cut across the central and southern parts of Africa.
Earlier this year, parts of Western North America experienced an annular solar eclipse, where the moon was slightly too far from the Earth to entirely cover the sun.
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Origin and Etymology of annular
Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French annulaire, from Medieval Latin anularis, from Latin anulus
First Known Use: 1571See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of annular
: of, relating to, or forming a ring the annular diaphragm of a microscope
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