cumulus

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noun cu·mu·lus \-ləs\

Definition of cumulus

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cumuli

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  1. 1 :  heap, accumulation

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Latin] :  a dense puffy cloud form having a flat base and rounded outlines often piled up like a mountain — see cloud illustration

Examples of cumulus in a sentence

  1. <the cumulus of sundry things that fill up one's attic and somehow sum up a lifetime of experiences>

Origin and Etymology of cumulus

Latin


First Known Use: 1659


CUMULUS Defined for English Language Learners

cumulus

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noun cu·mu·lus \-ləs\

Definition of cumulus for English Language Learners

  • : a type of thick cloud that is rounded on top and has a flat base


CUMULUS Defined for Kids

cumulus

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noun cu·mu·lus \ˈkyü-myə-ləs\

Definition of cumulus for Students

plural

cumuli

\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
  1. :  a massive cloud form having a flat base and rounded outlines often piled up like a mountain


Medical Dictionary

cumulus

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noun cu·mu·lus \ˈkyü-myə-ləs\

Medical Definition of cumulus

plural

cumuli

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  1. :  the projecting mass of granulosa cells that bears the developing ovum in a graafian follicle—called also discus proligerus



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