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girdle

1. Anatomy any encircling structure or part
2. the mark left on a tree trunk after the removal of a ring of bark
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Girdle

A horizontal band ringing the shaft of a column.
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girdle

[′gərd·əl]
(anatomy)
Either of the ringlike groups of bones supporting the forelimbs (arms) and hindlimbs (legs) in vertebrates.
(invertebrate zoology)
Either of the hooplike bands constituting the sides of the two valves of a diatom.
The peripheral portion of the mantle in chitons.
(lapidary)
The periphery of a cut gemstone that is usually grasped by the setting or mounting.
(petrology)
With reference to a fabric diagram or equal-area projection net, a belt showing concentration of points which is approximately coincident with a great circle of the net and which represents orientation of the fabric elements.
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cincture, girdle

cincture
A ring of moldings around the top or bottom of the shaft of a column, separating

girdle

A band, usually horizontal; esp. one ringing the shaft of a column.
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branch girdled by the twig girdler (A), the twig girdler beetle Oncideres saga (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) (B), and secondary borer beetles, Tropibidion signatum signatum (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) (C), Agrilozodes suarezi (D), and Agrilus sp.
We included capture data for the full year of 2005 up until trapping ceased in August 2005 to determine if cotton rats remained in girdled areas during times of year where food was plentiful.
The cause of death can also be attributed to mechanical injury caused by the wind or the fall of the girdled branch (Rogers 1977).
The loss of apical dominance when the top of the plant was removed may have also contributed to subbranch development in our experiments as they were present on control plants and assimilate-rich girdled plants.
Site girdling indices varied from 0 to 0.77 (i.e., about 75% of the total stem circumference girdled).
Two girdled branches were collected in Jan 2011 and 2 collected in Feb 2012.
The CER of leaves (four per treatment) at the girdled nodes was measured at approximately weekly intervals on relatively sunny days (PAR generally [is greater than] 800 [micro]mols [m.sup.-2] [s.sup.-1]) between 1100 and 1400 h ED ST.
Meilan is repairing the girdled trees with grafts, and the police and FBI are investigating the vandalism in Oregon and Washington.
In a March 5 letter to the DENR and the DPWH, Espino said: We wish to make it clear that we are absolutely against the cutting of any more living and surviving trees along the Manila North Road, and we maintain the position that concerned government agencies, such as the DENR, should exert all means to treat and rehabilitate those previously girdled trees that have a good chance of survival.
Since 1900, the airborne fungus has girdled trunks, leaving stumps in its wake.
The remaining trees, however, have all been girdled, a process where a patch of bark around the trunk is removed to prevent nutrients from circulating within the tree.
He girdled another 24 trees to determine which kind of death makes the most useful material for the forest ecosystem.