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cingulum

[′sin·gyə·ləm]
(anatomy)
The ridge around the base of the crown of a tooth.
(botany)
The part of a plant between stem and root.
(invertebrate zoology)
Any girdlelike structure.
A band of color or a raised line on certain bivalve shells.
The outer zone of cilia on discs of certain rotifers.
The clitellum in annelids.
(neuroscience)
The tract of association nerve fibers in the brain, connecting the callosal and the hippocampal convolutions.
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The antero- posterior cingula are about same the height of the main cusps.
The anterior and lingual cingula are well developed while posterior cingulum is not visible due to wear.
2B); molars brachyodont, cingula closing labial folds 8'.
The Iron Bridge cranium shares the following dental traits with the holotype: hypsodonty, lack of cingula, prominent parastyles and mesostyles on the molars with an especially strong mesostyle on M3/, and a progressive increase in tooth size from P2/ to M3/.
The studied specimens prove their inclusion in the family Tragulidae based on the selenobunodont to selenodont pattern with strong cingula and cingulidae and mostly strong styli and stylidae (Rossner 2007; Khan et al.
On the lower molars the lingual and labial cingula are absent, the hypolophid reclines backward, and the entoconid have a flat lingual margin (Matthew, 1929; Colbert, 1935; Heissig, 1972).