cingulum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cingulum (anatomy) an encircling structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cingulum (Zoöl) A distinct girdle or band of color; a raised spiral line as seen on certain univalve shells.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cingulum [ML., ⟩ Sp. cíngulo = Pg. cingulo = It. cingolo.] Eccles., the girdle with which the alb of a priest is gathered in at the waist.
    • n cingulum In anatomy and zoology: A girdle, belt, or zone; also, the waist; some part constricted as if girdled. Specifically— The neck of a tooth, or the constriction separating the crown from the fang.
    • n cingulum One of the zones of the carapace of an armadillo.
    • n cingulum A longitudinal bundle of white fibers in the gyrus fornicatus, arising from below the genu of the corpus callosum in front, and extending down behind into the gyrus hippocampi.
    • n cingulum In entomology, a belt-like mark; a transverse band of color.
    • n cingulum In annelids, same as clitellum.
    • n cingulum In pathology, herpes zoster, or shingles.
    • n cingulum In botany, same as collar, 2 .
    • n cingulum The zone of a diatom frustule where the two halves are joined.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cingulum sing′gū-lum the girdle of an alb.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a girdle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—cingĕre, to gird.

Usage

In literature:

In the Civil War, Book 1, he is merely mentioned as having fortified Cingulum at his own cost.
"Plutarch's Lives Volume III." by Plutarch
The most significant features of the cheek teeth are their size, and the undivided internal cingulum.
"A New Species of Heteromyid Rodent from the Middle Oligocene of Northeast Colorado with Remarks on the Skull" by Edwin C. Galbreath
CINGULUM VENERIS (L.), the girdle of Venus.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
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In news:

Physicians call it shingles, from the Latin word cingulum, meaning belt or girdle.
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In science:

Slice 1 contains an ROI that is dominated by single-fiber voxels containing structures such as the corpus callosum and cingulum.
Nonparametric tests of structure for high angular resolution diffusion imaging in Q-space
These voxels are located at the borders of strongly directional structures such as the corpus callosum and cingulum, and reaffirm the results obtained in the simulation studies.
Nonparametric tests of structure for high angular resolution diffusion imaging in Q-space
The corpus callosum, and to a lesser extent the cingulum, produce large values in the unimodality test statistic as to be expected from those structures.
Nonparametric tests of structure for high angular resolution diffusion imaging in Q-space
The test statistic for unimodality in Figure 7e complement the ellipsoidality results quite well, picking out dominant prolate diffusion (e.g., the voxels dominated by the corpus callosum and to a lesser degree the cingulum) around which the ellipsoidality measure is finding more complex voxels.
Nonparametric tests of structure for high angular resolution diffusion imaging in Q-space
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