cingulum

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Latin cingulum (girdle), from cingere (to gird).

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cingulum (plural cingula or cinguli)

  1. The girdle of an alb.
  2. (anatomy) A collection of white matter fibers projecting from the cingulate gyrus to the entorhinal cortex in the brain, allowing for communication between components of the limbic system.
  3. (anatomy) A ridge that girdles the base of an upper molar tooth.
  4. (zoology) A distinct girdle or band of color; a raised spiral line as seen on certain univalve shells.
  5. (zoology) The clitellus of earthworms.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cingō (to surround, encompass; gird) +‎ -culum.

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Noun[edit]

cingulum n (genitive cingulī); second declension

  1. A girdle which encircles the hips; zone, belt; sword-belt; sash.
  2. (figuratively) A girdle of the earth; zone.

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cingulum cingula
Genitive cingulī cingulōrum
Dative cingulō cingulīs
Accusative cingulum cingula
Ablative cingulō cingulīs
Vocative cingulum cingula

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