adjective /ˈsɜː(ɹ).kəmˌɔː(ɹ)əl/
around or encircling the mouth.

You know this smile: the strenuous contraction of circumoral fascia w/ incomplete zygomatic involvement, the smile that doesnt quite reach the smiler’s eyes and that signifies nothing more than a calculated attempt to advance the smiler’s own interests by pretending to like the smilee. From: (1997) by David Foster Wallace, page 289.

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  • circumoral — CIRCUMORÁL, Ă, circumorali, e, adj. (anat.) Care este situat în jurul gurii; perioral. – Din fr. circumoral. Trimis de hai, 17.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  CIRCUMORÁL, Ă adj. Situat în jurul gurii; perioral. [cf. lat. circum – în jurul, os, oris –… …   Dicționar Român

  • circumoral — Relativo o perteneciente al área de la cara que rodea la boca. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • circumoral — SYN: perioral. [circum + L. os (oris), mouth] * * * cir·cum·oral ōr əl, ȯr , är adj surrounding the mouth <circumoral pallor> * * * adj. situated around the mouth. * * * cir·cum·oral (sur″kəm orґəl) [circum + oral]… …   Medical dictionary

  • circumoral — adj. [L. circum, around; os, mouth] Encircling the mouth …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • circumoral — cir·cum·oral …   English syllables

  • circumoral — adj. situated around the mouth …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • circumoral — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: circum + oral : surrounding the mouth …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumoral teeth — the innermost row of teeth lateral to the mouth of lampreys (Petromyzontiformes) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • circumoral connective — (Order Stomatopoda): One of two long strands of nerve tissue surrounding anterior section of digestive tract and joining supraesophageal ganglion to postoral ganglion. (Syn. esophageal connective) [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • Циркуморальный (Circumoral) — расположенный вокруг полости рта. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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