Definition of annulate in English:

annulate

adjective

Zoology
  • Having rings; marked with or formed of rings.

    ‘an annulate worm’
    • ‘In twelve of these cases the antennae were elongated annulate structures.’
    • ‘Pleopods are made up of two narrow, annulate rami, the anteriormost being the slightly longer of the two.’
    • ‘The main focus of this research proposal is to analyze the biogenesis of nuclear pore complexes and annulate lamellae.’
    • ‘Either attached to or formed integrally of the annulate band is a cover in a dome configuration so as to enclose the skin area around the percutaneous device.’
    • ‘The annulate corpuscle of the spermatozoon is the metamorphosed nucleus of the cell from which the spermatozoon is developed.’

Origin

Early 19th century from Latin annulatus, from anulus, annulus ‘a ring’.

Pronunciation

annulate

/ˈanjʊlət/