cingulum

noun
cin·​gu·​lum | \ ˈsiŋ-gyə-ləm How to pronounce cingulum (audio) \
plural cingula\ ˈsiŋ-​gyə-​lə How to pronounce cingulum (audio) \

Definition of cingulum

: an anatomical band or encircling ridge

Other Words from cingulum

cingulate \ ˈsiŋ-​gyə-​lət How to pronounce cingulum (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of cingulum

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cingulum

New Latin, from Latin, girdle, from cingere to gird — more at cincture

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“Cingulum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cingulum. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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cingulum

noun
cin·​gu·​lum | \ ˈsiŋ-gyə-ləm How to pronounce cingulum (audio) \
plural cingula\ -​lə How to pronounce cingulum (audio) \

Medical Definition of cingulum

1 : a ridge about the base of the crown of a tooth
2 : a tract of association fibers lying within the cingulate gyrus and connecting the callosal and hippocampal convolutions of the brain

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