orbicular

adjective or·bic·u·lar \ ȯr-ˈbi-kyə-lər \

Definition of orbicular

orbicularly

play \ȯr-ˈbi-kyə-lər-lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of orbicular

Middle English orbiculer, borrowed from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French orbiculaire, borrowed from Medieval Latin orbiculāris, from Latin orbiculus "circular figure, small disk" (from orbis "disk, circle" + -culus, diminutive suffix) + -āris -ar — more at 1orb


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orbicular

adjective or·bic·u·lar \ ȯr-ˈbik-yə-lər \

medical Definition of orbicular

: encircling a part or opening

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