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Circumoral

Definition
adjective
Encircling or surrounding the mouth.
Supplement
An example of the term’s usage is a circumoral gland, which is a gland around the mouth of tarsiers used by female species to mark a scent to her male mate.
Word origin: Latin circum (around) + Late Latin ōrālis, from Latin ōs, ōr- (mouth).


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