Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Orbicular.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made or being in the form of an orb, orbit, or orbicle; orbicular.
  • In botany, same as orbicular.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which is orbiculate; especially, a solid the vertical section of which is oval, and the horizontal section circular.
  • adjective Made, or being, in the form of an orb; having a circular, or nearly circular, or a spheroidal, outline.
  • adjective (Bot.) a leaf whose outline is nearly circular.

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  • adjective spherical or circular; orbicular

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective circular or nearly circular

Etymologies

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

[Latin orbiculātus, from orbiculus, diminutive of orbis, circle, disk; see orbh- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin orbiculātus, from orbiculus.

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