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circum-

 
word element [L.], around or encircling.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

circum-

prefix denoting surrounding.
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Table 1.--Number of species found both in Nearctic and Palaearctic regions (1), number of species with circum- (2) and subcircum- (3) Holarctic distribution, percentage of circum-Holarctics of all species found in the Holarctic Realm (4), number of species found within the Holarctic Realm (5) and worldwide 6).
For whatever reason, it was almost as if they were satisfied with just making the team,but that is a dangerous attitude to have,as shown by the change in all of their circum- stances.
A spokeswoman said, 'As far as we know, no-one has called the police or the RSPCA, so we are not involved in this case, and we don't know the full circum- stances.
She then lists several factors which "taken to-gether may be held to constitute excep-tional circum- stances which would justify approval" - i.e.
He said the circum- stances were extremely distressing and the council wished again to express its deepest sympathy to the family.
In the circum- stances, quotes wobbling a round the middle-to-high 50s seem bang on.
Mr Wright said: "In May, 1999, he wrote and told me the circum- stances of my son's death had been the subject of thorough and rigorous investigation.