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ANNULUS (annuli)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does annulus mean? 

ANNULUS (noun)
  The noun ANNULUS has 2 senses:

1. a toroidal shape
2. (Fungi) remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the lower part of the stem

  Familiarity information: ANNULUS used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ANNULUS (noun)

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A toroidal shape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes


anchor ring; annulus; anulus; doughnut; halo; ring

Context examples:

a ring of ships in the harbor / a halo of smoke

Hypernyms ("annulus" is a kind of...):

toroid (the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "annulus"):

fairy circle; fairy ring (a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium)

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(Fungi) remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the lower part of the stem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("annulus" is a kind of...):

plant part; plant structure (any part of a plant or fungus)

Domain category:

Fungi; fungus kingdom; kingdom Fungi (the taxonomic kingdom of lower plants)

Holonyms ("annulus" is a part of...):

partial veil; velum (membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap)

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