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annular

 [an´u-ler]
ring-shaped.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·u·lar

(an'yū-lar),
Ring-shaped.
Synonym(s): annular
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

annular

Arranged in a ring; ring-like.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·u·lar

(an'yŭ-lăr)
Ring shaped.
Synonym(s): annular.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

annular

Ring-shaped. Mainly used to refer to anything that encircles a hollow tube of organ as in the case of an annular cancer of the colon.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

annular

(of plants) ring-shaped, as in annular thickening of XYLEM vessels.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

an·u·lar

, annular (anyū-lăr)
Ring-shaped.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Wallace takes drug addiction - the sine qua non of annularity - as his model for the lives he renders, the world he renders them in and the narrative form in which these are simultaneously explained and obscured.
There, addicts have their substances taken away from them, lose their minds and find them again through radical withdrawal from enslaving ambition of any sort: a guerrilla assault on annularity, life by homily."One day at a time." "Grass grows by inches but it dies by feet." People care for one anotha in this utopia of the anti-utopian.
Its classification implies a ring structure, but I've yet to see annularity. M 1-22 is in a busy neighborhood between the globular cluster Messier 9 and the open cluster Messier 23.
The path of annularity continues southeast with the Sun sinking lower.
This means only 88% of the Sun's surface area will be blocked during annularity.
While 88% of the Sun's surface area is blocked during annularity, the Sun will remain blindingly bright, mandating that everyone viewing the event must use the same precautions required to observe the Sun on any other day.
Annularity in Kourou lasted 5 minutes 42 seconds, with the Sun standing 8[degrees] above the eastern horizon against a clear, deep-blue sky.
"But then, one hour before annularity, a thick cloud appeared on the horizon and began to move exactly in the direction of the partially eclipsed Sun," says Earle.
Robinson and other members of the Sky & Telescope staff viewed 8 seconds of annularity in pristine skies that followed the passage of a weather front.
IOTA encourages timing of Baily's Beads phenomena on the Moon's limb from locations near the edges of the paths of annularity during these eclipses.
It shows not only the track of annularity but also the phase of the eclipsed Sun as seen from 24 different locations, including Edinburgh (spelled "Edingburg" on the map above), which was right on the central line.
As a result, the track of annularity has a peculiar D shape that's nearly 1,200 km wide and travels from east to west instead of the more typical west to east (see the diagram on page 106).