orbicularis


orbicularis
1. Circular; denoting a circular or disk-shaped structure. 2. SYN: orbicular muscle. [L. fr. orbiculus, a small disk]

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or·bi·cu·lar·is ȯr-.bik-yə-'ler-əs n, pl -lar·es -(.)ēz a muscle encircling an orifice

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n.
either of two circular muscles of the face. The orbicularis oris, around the mouth, closes and compresses the lips. The orbicularis oculi, around each orbit, is responsible for closing the eye.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Orbiculāris — (lat.), zirkelrund; daher Orbiculare os, das kleine runde Bein in der Reihe der Ohrknochen. Orbiculares musculi, Ringmuskeln. Orbicularis diarthrōsis, freies Gelenk, bei welchem das kopfförmige Gelenkende eines Knochens in die Gelenkvertiefung… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • orbicularis — vgl. orbikular …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • orbicularis — n. either of two circular muscles of the face. The orbicularis oris, around the mouth, closes and compresses the lips. The orbicularis oculi, around each orbit, is responsible for closing the eye …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • orbicularis — n. (Anatomy) circular muscle enclosing a bodily opening (i.e. eye, mouth) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orbicularis — or·bi·cu·lar·is …   English syllables

  • orbicularis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orbicularis oris muscle — Orbicularis coris Latin musculus orbicularis oris Gray s subject #108 384 …   Wikipedia

  • Orbicularis oculi muscle — Latin musculus orbicularis oculi Gray s subject #106 380 …   Wikipedia

  • orbicularis palpebrarum — Véase orbicular de los párpados. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • orbicularis oculi — n, pl orbiculares oculi the muscle encircling the opening of the orbit and functioning to close the eyelids …   Medical dictionary


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