- A circular band surrounding a wide central opening; an anular or circular structure surrounding an opening or level area.
- The closed (endless) chain of atoms in a cyclic compound; commonly used for “cyclic” or “cycle.”
- A marginal growth on the upper surface of a broth culture of bacteria, adhering to the sides of the test tube in the form of a circle.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.