cumulus

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noun cu·mu·lus \ˈkyü-myə-ləs\

Definition of cumulus

plural

cumuli

play \ˈkyü-myə-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
  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

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Origin and Etymology of cumulus

Latin


CUMULUS Defined for English Language Learners

cumulus

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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

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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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