Circumoral

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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).