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orbicular

[ȯr′bik·yə·lər]
(petrology)
Of the structure of a rock, containing large quantities of orbicules.
(science and technology)
Having the form of a sphere or orb.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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when the design of four parts--such as Laval pipe section, rotatable outer shell, narrow orbicular channel section, and gyrators section--is logical, it is suitable for the preparation of microencapsulated particles by RESS.
Caracteristicas morfologicas: Tres a seis semillas por fruto; orbiculares; caras convexas; color castano claro con manchas castano oscuro esparcidas en la superficie de la semilla; superficie lisa, opaca; pleurograma color crema, abarcando el 90 % de la superficie de la semilla, brazos de igual longitud casi unidos al extremo hilar; areola grande; extremo hilar obtuso; extremo calazal redondeado (Fig.
Basicamente, el musculo orbicularis oculi descansa sobre los bordes del hueso de la orbita, llamada area orbicular y sobre una parte movil, denominada area palpebral, que forma el parpado propiamente dicho.
The measurements were made in the length of the orbicular curve near every tenth rail axis.
11a illustrates yet another atypical foliar form, haired, by its comparatively narrow, long and linear pinnule, without basal orbicular pinnules, and with a conspicuous acuminate tip.
circular, triangular, quadrangular, orbicular, oval, and every way curiously and chargeably conceited: there he hath made walks, hedges and arbours...
The trunk vertebrae exhibit features characteristic of Rhinocheilus lecontei as enumerated by Hill (1971), namely flat zygosphenes in anterior view; obovate to oval prezygapophysial faces; thick neural spines (within the colubrines) that are also flat dorsally, overhanging centra posteriorly, with indented anterior and posterior edges; short centra, no epizygapophysial spines; depressed neural arches; round to slightly compressed cotyla; postzygapophysial faces that are obovate to orbicular, strongly developed hemal keels and subcentral ridges, and swollen, very flat accessory processes.
"Adult Leaves--Medium size, round orbicular rough surface (contured shape).