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circinate

 [ser´sĭ-nāt]
1. circular.

cir·ci·nate

(ser'si-nāt),
Circular; ring-shaped.
[L. circinatus, made round, pp. of circino, to make round, fr. circinus, a pair of compasses]

circinate

/cir·ci·nate/ (ser´sĭ-nāt)
1. circular.
2. ring-shaped.

circinate

[sur′sināt]
Etymology: L, circinare, to make round
having a ring-shaped outline or formation; annular.

cir·ci·nate

(sĭr'si-nāt)
Circular; ring-shaped, anular.
[L. circinatus, made round, pp. of circino, to make round, fr. circinus, a pair of compasses]

circinate

Ring-shaped.

circinate

resembling a ring or circle.
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The third and final developmental stage collected while the leaves had circinate vernation, showed the initial development of the arm-like projections (in both epidermal surfaces) where the chloroplasts gather (Fig.
These annular or rosette-like lesions have an outer expanding edge with a trailing circinate peel and central lamellar scale.
Adjacent hard exudates or drusen are other features to help distinguish exudative AMD from diabetic retinopathy; in particular the location of these can provide clues to the diagnosis, since exudates arising from diabetes tend to be more circinate in nature, located in the peripheral macula.