adj. [L. circum, around; oculus, eye]
Around or surrounding the eye.

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  • circumocular — /serr keuhm ok yeuh leuhr/, adj. Ophthalm. surrounding the eye. [CIRCUM + OCULAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • circumocular — adjective That extends around the eye …   Wiktionary

  • circumocular — Around the eye. SYN: periocular, periophthalmic. [circum + L. oculus, eye] * * * cir·cum·oc·u·lar (sur″kəm okґu lər) surrounding or occurring around the eye …   Medical dictionary

  • circumocular — /serr keuhm ok yeuh leuhr/, adj. Ophthalm. surrounding the eye. [CIRCUM + OCULAR] …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumocular sulcus — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A commonly occurring groove that strengthens the rim of the eye; may develop into a deep flange protecting the inner side of the eye …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • circum- — a prefix with the meaning round about, around, found in Latin loanwords, esp. derivatives of verbs that had the general senses to encompass or surround (circumference; circumjacent; circumstance) or to go around by the means or in the manner… …   Universalium

  • periocular — SYN: circumocular. * * * peri·oc·u·lar .per ē äk yə lər adj surrounding the eyeball but within the orbit <periocular space> * * * adj. adjacent to the eyeball. * * * peri·oc·u·lar (per″e okґu lər) near or around the eye …   Medical dictionary

  • periophthalmic — SYN: circumocular. [peri + G. ophthalmos, eye] * * * peri·oph·thal·mic (per″e of thalґmik) periocular …   Medical dictionary

  • circum- — comb. form round, about, around, used: 1 adverbially (circumambient; circumfuse). 2 prepositionally (circumlunar; circumocular). Etymology: from or after L circum prep. = round, about …   Useful english dictionary

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