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girdle

 [ger´d'l]
an encircling or confining structure.
pectoral girdle shoulder girdle.
pelvic girdle the encircling bony structure supporting the lower limbs.
shoulder girdle (thoracic girdle) the encircling bony structure supporting the upper limbs.

gir·dle

(ger'dĕl), [TA]
A belt; a zone. Any structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
Synonym(s): cingulum (1) [TA]
[A.S. gyrdel]

girdle

/gir·dle/ (gir´d'l) cingulum; an encircling structure or part; anything encircling a body.
pectoral girdle  shoulder g.
pelvic girdle  the encircling bony structure supporting the lower limbs.
shoulder girdle , thoracic girdle the encircling bony structure supporting the upper limbs.

girdle

(gûr′dl)
n.
Anatomy The pelvic or pectoral girdle.

girdle

[gur′dəl]
any curved or circular structure, such as the hipline formed by the bones and related tissues of the pelvis.

gir·dle

(gĭr'dĕl) [TA]
A belt; a zone. A structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
Synonym(s): cingulum (1) [TA] .

girdle

The ring of bones at either the shoulder (shoulder girdle) or the pelvis (pelvic girdle) that, respectively, support the arms and the legs.

girdle

a bony structure to which the limbs of vertebrates are attached. See PECTORAL GIRDLE, PELVIC GIRDLE.

gir·dle

(gĭr'dĕl) [TA]
Any structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
Synonym(s): cingulum [TA] .

girdle

an encircling or confining structure.

pelvic girdle
see pelvic girdle.
shoulder girdle
the incomplete bony ring made up of the scapulae, clavicles and coracoids (when present) sometimes incorporating the manubrium of the sternum. Called also pectoral or thoracic girdle.
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We included capture data for the full year of 2005 up until trapping ceased in August 2005 to determine if cotton rats remained in girdled areas during times of year where food was plentiful.
These differences may be related to the size of the branches girdled and the volume of wood available to feed larvae.
The cause of death can also be attributed to mechanical injury caused by the wind or the fall of the girdled branch (Rogers 1977).
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Three quarters of the dead, barked stems were [greater than or equal to] 3/4 girdled.
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In the first place, it was the DENR, in coordination with the DPWH, that girdled those dead trees.
We wish to make it clear that we are absolutely against the cutting of any more living and surviving trees along the [MNR], and we maintain the position that concerned government agencies, such as the DENR, should exert all means to treat and rehabilitate those previously girdled trees that have a good chance of survival," Espino wrote.
This occurs when the tree has outgrown its container; girdled roots strangle the tree and do not provide an adequate support system when the tree is planted.
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District Engineer Emmanuel Diaz said the dead trees, many of them girdled, now pose a danger to motorists and would need to be cleared.