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Word of the Day 02/14/20 Orbicular

Orbicular (adjective)
orbicular [ awr-bik-yuh-ler ]


adjective
1. like an orb; circular; ringlike; spherical; rounded.

OTHER WORDS FROM ORBICULAR
or·bic·u·lar·i·ty, or·bic·u·lar·ness, noun
or·bic·u·lar·ly, adverb
sub·or·bic·u·lar, adjective
sub·or·bic·u·lar·ly, adverb
sub·or·bic·u·lar·i·ty, noun

WORDS RELATED TO ORBICULAR
spherical, rounded, cylindrical, elliptical, oval, curved, bulbous, bowed, celestial, looped, arched, spiral, circular, arced, bent, ringed, coiled, spheroid, oblique, round

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Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin orbiculāris circular, equivalent to Latin orbicul(us) small disk (orbi(s) orb + -culus -cule1) + -āris -ar

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ORBICULAR
Orbicular lizards were found about this camp, and had been once or twice before noticed near the base of the mountains.
EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS 1748-1846, VOLUME XVI|VARIOUS

The leaves may be oval or orbicular, and the stems which are tough and hairy grow to the length of six to fifteen inches.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. V, NO. 5, MAY 1899|VARIOUS

Velvety then almost glabrous, orbicular, edge entire, incurved; g. decur.
EUROPEAN FUNGUS FLORA: AGARICACEAE|GEORGE MASSEE

The response was given by the orbicular spirit, who had appeared to me.
OLD MACKINAW|W. P. STRICKLAND.

The Suffet had collected his men into an orbicular mass, in such a way as to offer an equal resistance in every direction.
SALAMMBO|GUSTAVE FLAUBERT

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