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cingulum

 [sing´gu-lum] (pl. cin´gula) (L.)
1. an encircling part or structure; a girdle.
2. a bundle of association fibers partly encircling the corpus callosum not far from the median plane, interrelating the cingulate and hippocampal gyri.
3. the lingual lobe of an anterior tooth. adj., adj cing´ulate.
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cin·gu·lum

, gen.

cin·gu·li

, pl.

cin·gu·la

(sin'gyū-lŭm, -lē, -lă), [TA]
1. Synonym(s): girdle
2. A well-marked fiber bundle passing longitudinally in the white matter of the cingulate gyrus; the bundle extends from the region of the anterior perforated substance back over the superior surface of the corpus callosum; behind the latter's splenium it curves down and then forward in the white matter of the parahippocampal gyrus; largely composed of fibers from the anterior thalamic nucleus to the cingulate and parahippocampal gyri, it also contains association fibers connecting these gyri with the frontal cortex, and their various subdivisions with each other.
[L. girdle, fr. cingo, to surround]
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cingulum

(sĭng′gyə-ləm)
n. pl. cingu·la (-lə) Biology
A girdlelike marking or structure, such as a band or ridge, on an animal.

cin′gu·late (-lĭt), cin′gu·la′ted (-lā′tĭd) adj.
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cin·gu·lum

, gen. cinguli, pl. cingula (sing'gyū-lŭm, -lī, -lă) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): girdle.
2. A well-marked fiber bundle passing longitudinally in the white matter of the cingulate gyrus; the bundle extends from the region of the anterior perforated substance back over the dorsal surface of the corpus callosum; behind the splenium of the latter it curves down and then forward in the white matter of the parahippocampal gyrus; composed largely of fibers from the anterior thalamic nucleus to the cingulate and parahippocampal gyri, it also contains association fibers connecting these gyri with the frontal cortex, and their various subdivisions with each other.
3. The lingual portion of an incisor or canine tooth, which forms a convexity on the cervical third of the crown.
4. The cervical third of the crown of a molar, which is the source of the developing cusps.
[L. girdle, fr. cingo, to surround]
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gir·dle

(gĭr'dĕl) [TA]
Any structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
Synonym(s): cingulum [TA] .
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The lingual and the labial cingula are absent and the V-shaped labial groove is wide and shallow.
intermedium described by Colbert (1935) from the Middle Siwaliks in the presence of V-shaped trigonid, absence of lingual and labial cingula, backwardly reclining hypolophid, and flat lingual margin of the entoconid.
The tooth is molarized with well developed anterior and posterior cingula. The premolar has prominent innenhugel which is closely fused to the main cusp and rectangular occlusal outline.
The listriodonts have a lophodont p4 and well developed anterior and posterior cingula (Pickford and Morales, 2003).