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/or·bic·u·lus/ (or-bik´u-lus) pl. orbi´culi   [L.] a small disk.


(or-bik'u-lus) plural.orbiculi [L., little circle]
Muscle surrounding an orifice; a sphincter muscle.

orbiculus ciliaris

The portion of the ciliary body consisting of a bandlike zone lying directly anterior to the ora serrata. Synonym: ciliary ring

orbiculus oris

The circular muscle surrounding the mouth. It is a muscle of facial expression, innervated by the facial nerve.