Definition of annulus
annuliplay \-ˌlī, -(ˌ)lē\ also
1 : ring
2 : a part, structure, or marking resembling a ring: such asa : a line of cells around a fern sporangium that ruptures the sporangium by contractingb : a growth ring (as on the scale of a fish) that is used in estimating age
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Instead, for a few minutes the sun looks like a striking annulus, or ring, which is why an annular eclipse is also often called a ring of fire.
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