adjective /ˈænjələ,ˈænjʊlə,ˈænjəlɚ/
a) Pertaining to, or having the form of, a ring; forming a ring; ringed; ring-shaped; as, annular fibers; in the shape of an annulus.

The capsule in both families is spherical, with a bistratose wall; the outer cell layer usually bears nodular thickenings; the inner layer (of nearly equally large cells) lacks the regular semiannular or annular thickenings of most other leafy liverworts

b) Banded or marked with circles.

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  • Annular — An nu*lar, a. [L. annularis, fr. annulis ring: cf. F. annulaire.] 1. Pertaining to, or having the form of, a ring; forming a ring; ringed; ring shaped; as, annular fibers. [1913 Webster] 2. Banded or marked with circles. [1913 Webster] {Annular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • annular — (adj.) ring shaped, 1570s, from Fr. annulaire (16c.) or directly from L. annularis pertaining to a ring, from annulus, dim. of anus ring (see ANUS (Cf. anus)). An annular eclipse (1727) is one in which the dark body of the moon is smaller than… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Annŭlar — (v. lat.), ringförmig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • annular — ► ADJECTIVE technical ▪ ring shaped. ORIGIN Latin annularis, from anulus small ring …   English terms dictionary

  • annular — [an′yo͞o lər, an′yələr] adj. [L anularis < anulus, a ring < anus: see ANUS] of, like, or forming a ring SYN. ROUND1 annularity [an′yo͞oler′ə tē, an′yəler′ə tē] n. annularly adv …   English World dictionary

  • annular —   a. pertaining to, forming or having shape of a ring. annular eclipse, eclipse of sun in which a ring of its surface surrounds the moon. annulate, a. marked with rings; having rings of colour; annular. annulation, n. annulary, n. ring finger …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • annular — adjective Etymology: Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French annulaire, from Medieval Latin anularis, from Latin anulus Date: 1571 of, relating to, or forming a ring < an annular skin lesion > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • annular — SYN: anular. [L. anulus, ring] * * * an·nu·lar an yə lər adj of, relating to, or forming a ring <the annular diaphragm of a microscope> * * * an·nu·lar (anґu lər) [L. annularis] shaped like a ring. See also circular …   Medical dictionary

  • annular — adj. ring shaped; forming a ring. Phrases and idioms: annular eclipse an eclipse of the sun in which the moon leaves a ring of sunlight visible round it. Derivatives: annularly adv. Etymology: F annulaire or L annularis f. an(n)ulus ring …   Useful english dictionary

  • annular — ring shaped …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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