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circle

 [ser´k'l]
a round figure, structure, or part.
Berry's c's charts with circles on them for testing stereoscopic vision.
cerebral arterial circle circle of Willis.
Minsky's circle a device for the graphic recording of eye lesions.
sensory circle a body area within which it is impossible to distinguish separately the impressions arising from two sites of stimulation.
circle of Willis the anastomotic loop of blood vessels near the base of the brain. Called also cerebral arterial circle.

cir·cle

(ser'kĕl),
1. anatomy a ring-shaped or anular structure or group of structures, as formed by anastomosing arteries or veins, or by connected (communicating) nerves.
2. A line or process with every point approximately equidistant from the center.
Synonym(s): circulus [TA]
[L. circulus]

cir·cle

(sĭr'kĕl)
1. A ring-shaped structure or group of structures.
Synonym(s): circulus (1) [TA] .
2. A line or process with every point equidistant from the center.
[L. circulus]

cir·cle

(sĭr'kĕl)
anatomy ring-shaped or anular structure or group of structures, as formed by anastomosing arteries or veins, or by connected (communicating) nerves.
[L. circulus]
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'We circled the wagons and went back to our roots...in a way it's like another first album'
THE ugly face of bigotry reared into public view again this week as villagers in Meriden circled the wagons - or in their case 4x4s - to protect their local area from an invasion by travellers.
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Meanwhile, both academia and the major media circled the wagons to protect historian Michael Bellesiles, whose entire thesis on gun ownership in America was based on fraud.