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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

Girdle

A horizontal band ringing the shaft of a column.

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.

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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Between February and early May 2005, we counted and measured each pine tree once, determining whether it was partially or completely girdled, or dead by natural mortality.
The number of larvae was different between the sections of the girdled branch, for all analyzed variables (Table 1).
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.
ON THE TRAIL Samantha Taylor, 10, found the very rare Alien Girdled Snail in her back graden in Tremorfa, Cardiff.
The site-girdling index, then, is an estimate of the ratio of circumference girdled by moose:total circumference.
Differences in assimilate production at the girdled nodes were created by removing a portion (0%, non-defoliated; approximately 34%, middle leaflet removed; 66%, two side leaflets removed; 83%, two side leaflets and half of middle leaflet removed; 100%, entire leaf removed) of the original leaf area when the plants were girdled.
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.
Meilan is repairing the girdled trees with grafts, and the police and FBI are investigating the vandalism in Oregon and Washington.
But they were girdled to ensure that they die as days passed.
In her visits to the province, Borcena said she brought tree experts who were certain that many of the girdled trees could still be saved and rehabilitated.
LINGAYEN -- The provincial government did not oppose the cutting of girdled trees along sections of the Manila North Road (MNR) in eastern Pangasinan province.