circum-


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circum-

 
word element [L.], around or encircling.

circum-

(ser'kŭm),
A circular movement, or a position surrounding the part indicated by the word to which it is joined.
See also: peri-.
[L. around]

circum-

word element [L.], encircling.

circum-

prefix meaning "around": circumanal, circumgemmal, circumvascular.

circum-

Combining form indicating a circular movement, or a position surrounding the part indicated by the word to which it is joined.
See also: peri-
[L. around]

circum-

prefix denoting surrounding.

circum-

word element. [L.] around.
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