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orbicular

[ awr-bik-yuh-ler ]SEE DEFINITION OF orbicular

Synonyms for orbicular

  • bulbous
  • curled
  • curved
  • cylindrical
  • elliptical
  • oval
  • rounded
  • spherical
  • arced
  • arched
  • bent
  • bowed
  • circular
  • coiled
  • looped
  • orbed
  • ringed
  • spheroid
  • spiral
  • annular
  • arciform
  • curvilinear
  • discoid
  • disk-shaped
  • domical
  • egg-shaped
  • globose
  • globular
  • orbiculate
  • rotund
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Antonyms for orbicular

  • straight
  • deceitful
  • dishonest
  • inadequate
  • incomplete
  • indirect
  • lacking
  • low
  • small
  • soft
  • tiny
  • unfinished
  • weak
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ORBICULAR

The response was given by the orbicular spirit, who had appeared to me.

Shields also are found; some oblong and oval, and some orbicular.

Some are flattened, others are orbicular or globose; in some the spiral is very pointed.

On its head by way of crest it has an orbicular protuberant horn.

In all forms there is variation in the stigmata, and in the orbicular especially.

Medusa (aurita) orbicular, with four little hearts in the middle.

Orbicular, or Rotund (Fig. 132), circular in outline, or nearly so.

This mass was of a flattened, orbicular shape, and its surface coated with a green oxide.

The precipices on the east shore shot up into spiral points; yet the orbicular elevations are covered with grass and shrubbery.

If my observations were well taken it embraces, sparingly, orbicular masses of hornblende.

WORD ORIGIN

"round, circular, spherical," mid-15c., from Old French orbiculaire "round, circular," or directly from Late Latin orbicularis "circular, orbicular," from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis "circle" (see orb). Related: Orbicularity.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ORBICULAR

circular

adjectivegoing around
  • annular
  • circinate
  • circling
  • disklike
  • indirect
  • oblique
  • orbicular
  • ring-shaped
  • round
  • rounded
  • spheroid

globoid

adjectiveround

more rounded

adjectivecurved
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