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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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1993) were used to study the relationships between the number of rats captured at each trap station (n = 64) and the amount of girdling damage in the surrounding four sub-cells.
We examined the relationship between the number of cotton rats captured at each trap station during 2005, the winters of 2003, 2004, 2005, and the combined numbers from the winters of 2003-2004 with the amount of old and fresh girdling seen in the four sub-cells surrounding each trap station.
Dead trees were of two types: those dead due to natural mortality (no marks from rodent gnawing) or due to complete girdling by rodents.
To determine how tree density affected the amount of fresh damage in an area, we hypothesized fresh girdling would be more likely to occur in areas with low tree density and correspondingly more herbaceous vegetation.
We counted 1758 trees killed by girdling in previous years with a further 306 freshly and completely girdled in 2005.
Trees having [greater than or equal to] 3/4 girdling had greater mortality than expected.
0001), even though pellet groups were counted under less than ideal conditions, and the girdling index is an approximation.
Classes 1 - 5 represent girdling caused by moose bark stripping.
Girdling the plants is a simple procedure requiring only a few minutes per plant, making it possible to easily girdle the large number of plants needed for comprehensive experiments.
Within each cultivar, there was a curvilinear relationship between NCI averaged over the measurement period (from girdling to 21-40 d after girdling, depending on the experiment) and pod and seed numbers (Fig.
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