Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Biology Having or resembling a cirrus or cirri.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or fringed with cirri

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having cirri along the margin of a part or organ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having cirri or a cirrus; cirriferous or cirrigerous.

Etymologies

Latin cirrātus, curled, from cirrus, curl of hair.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin cirratus having ringlets, from cirrus a curl. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • * At 1,000 to 3,000 meters (~. 6-1.9 miles): NOAA researchers led by Mike Vecchione of the Smithsonian Institution collected a very large specimen of a rare, primitive animal known as cirrate or finned octopod, commonly called "Dumbos" because they flap a pair of large ear-like fins to swim, akin to the cartoon flying elephant.

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  • At 1,000 to 3,000 meters researchers collected a very large specimen of a rare, primitive animal known as cirrate or finned octopod, commonly called "Dumbos" because they flap a pair of large ear-like fins to swim, akin to the cartoon flying elephant.

    MyWire: MyWire Top Stories

  • At 1,000 to 3,000 meters (~. 6-1.9 miles): NOAA researchers led by Mike Vecchione of the Smithsonian Institution collected a very large specimen of a rare, primitive animal known as cirrate or finned octopod, commonly called "Dumbos" because they flap a pair of large ear-like fins to swim, akin to the cartoon flying elephant.

    UnderwaterTimes.com News of the Underwater World

  • At 1000m to 3000m researchers collected a very large specimen of a rare, primitive animal known as cirrate or finned octopod, commonly called "Dumbos" because they flap a pair of large ear-like fins to swim, akin to the cartoon flying elephant.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Among the bizarre creatures encountered by the researchers were a 6ft-long cirrate octopod

    Independent.ie - Frontpage RSS Feed

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