from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small zone, as of a ligament.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A little zone, belt, or band; a zonula.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A little zone, or girdle.
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- noun anatomy A little
zone, or girdle; a zonula.
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- noun small beltlike zone
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From zonula, probably influenced by diminutive suffix -ule ("diminutive suffix").
The portion in front of the ora serrata is thickened by the accession of radial fibers and is termed the zonula ciliaris (zonule of Zinn).