cumulus

noun cu·mu·lus \ ˈkyü-myə-ləs \

Definition of cumulus

plural cumuli play \ˈkyü-myə-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
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

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Origin and Etymology of cumulus

Latin


CUMULUS Defined for English Language Learners

cumulus

noun

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

noun cu·mu·lus \ ˈkyü-myə-ləs \

Definition of cumulus for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

cumulus

noun cu·mu·lus \ ˈkyü-myə-ləs \

medical Definition of cumulus

plural cumuli play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
:the projecting mass of granulosa cells that bears the developing ovum in a graafian follicle called also discus proligerus


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