annular

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From Latin ānulāris (ring-shaped); (possibly through French annulaire), from ānulus (ring).

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annular (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to, or having the form of, a ring; forming a ring; ringed; ring-shaped; as, annular fibers; in the shape of an annulus.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 6
      The capsule in both families is spherical, with a bistratose wall; the outer cell layer usually bears nodular thickenings [] ; the inner layer (of nearly equally large cells) lacks the regular semiannular or annular thickenings of most other leafy liverworts []
  2. Banded or marked with circles.

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