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Having rings; marked with or formed of rings.‘an annulate worm’
- ‘In twelve of these cases the antennae were elongated annulate structures.’
- ‘Pleopods are made up of two narrow, annulate rami, the anteriormost being the slightly longer of the two.’
- ‘The main focus of this research proposal is to analyze the biogenesis of nuclear pore complexes and annulate lamellae.’
- ‘The annulate corpuscle of the spermatozoon is the metamorphosed nucleus of the cell from which the spermatozoon is developed.’
- ‘Either attached to or formed integrally of the annulate band is a cover in a dome configuration so as to enclose the skin area around the percutaneous device.’
Early 19th century: from Latin annulatus, from anulus, annulus ‘a ring’.
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