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circulatory system
  • n  the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
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circumcision
  • n  (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
  • n  the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite
  • n  the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males
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circumference
  • n  the size of something as given by the distance around it
  • n  the boundary line encompassing an area or object
    he had walked the full circumference of his land
    a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe
  • n  the length of the closed curve of a circle
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circumflex
  • n  a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality
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circumflex artery of the thigh
  • n  an artery that supplies the hip joint and thigh muscles
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circumflex femoral vein
  • n  either of two veins that accompany arteries of the same name serving the hip and thigh
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circumflex humeral artery
  • n  an artery that supplies the shoulder joint and shoulder muscles
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circumflex iliac artery
  • n  an artery that supplies the lower abdominal walls and skin and the sartorius muscle
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circumflex iliac vein
  • n  accompanies the artery of the same name
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circumflex scapular artery
  • n  an artery that serves the muscles of the shoulder and scapular area
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circumflex vein
  • n  any of several curved parallel veins accompanying arteries of the same name
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circumlocution
  • n  a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
  • n  an indirect way of expressing something
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circumnavigation
  • n  traveling around something (by ship or plane)
    Magellan's circumnavigation of the earth proved that it is a globe
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circumspection
  • n  knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
  • n  the trait of being circumspect and prudent
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circumstance
  • n  a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
  • n  the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
  • n  information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
  • n  formal ceremony about important occasions
    pomp and circumstance
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circumstances
  • n  your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    a victim of circumstances
  • n  a person's financial situation (good or bad)
    he found himself in straitened circumstances
  • n  a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
  • n  the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
  • n  information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
  • n  formal ceremony about important occasions
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circumstantial evidence
  • n  evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute
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