Definition of Semicircular

1. Adjective. Curved into a half circle.

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Derivative terms: Semicircle



Definition of Semicircular

1. a. Having the form of half of a circle.

Definition of Semicircular

1. Adjective. In the shape of half of a circle or a semicircle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Semicircular

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Semicircular

1. 1. Forming a half circle or an incomplete circle. 2. Semicircular canals, certain canals of the inner ear. Synonym: semiorbicular. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semicircular

semicasual
semicatatonic
semicelebrities
semicelebrity
semicentenary
semicentennial
semicentennials
semichaotic
semichiral
semichorus
semichoruses
semichronic
semicircle
semicircled
semicircles
semicircular (current term)
semicircular arch
semicircular canal
semicircular ducts
semicircular line of Douglas
semicircularly
semicircumference
semicircumferences
semicirque
semicirques
semicivilized
semiclad

Literary usage of Semicircular

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Behind, the semicircular canals open into the vestibule by five orifices. ... The semicircular canals are three bony canals situated above and behind the ..."

2. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Schäfer, Johnson Symington, Thomas Hastie Bryce (1909)
"1, the vestibule; 2, fenestra vestibuli; 8, superior semicircular canal; 4, ... The semicircular canals are three tubes, situated above and behind the ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, Allen Thomson, John G. Cleland (1867)
"1, commencement of the spiral tube of the cochlea ; 2, posterior semicircular canal partially opened, showing its membranous canal and ampulla ; 8, ..."

4. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"The membranous semicircular canals lie within the bony semicircular ... Diagram to show the i tion of the semicircular canals in the head of the bird. ..."

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