cirrus
noun (plural cirri) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, curl Date: 1708 1. tendril 2. a slender usually flexible animal appendage or projection: as a. an arm of a barnacle b. a filament of a crinoid c. a fused group of cilia functioning like a limb on some protozoans d. the male copulatory organ of various invertebrate animals 3. a high wispy white cloud usually of minute ice crystals formed at altitudes between about 20,000 and 40,000 feet (6,000 and 12,000 meters) — see cloud illustration

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  • cirrus — 1708, curl like fringe or tuft, from L. cirrus a lock of hair, tendril, curl, ringlet of hair; the fringe of a garment. In meteorology, cirrus clouds attested from 1803. So called from fancied resemblance of shape …   Etymology dictionary

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  • cirrus — [sir′əs] n. [L, a lock, curl, tendril ] 1. pl. cirri [sir′ī΄] Biol. a) a plant tendril b) a flexible, threadlike tentacle or appendage, as the feelers of certain organisms c) a cone shaped cluster of fused cilia, occurring in many species of… …   English World dictionary

  • Cirrus — Cir rus, n.; pl. {Cirri}. [L., lock, curl, ringlet.] [Also written {cirrhus}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A tendril or clasper. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A soft tactile appendage of the mantle of many Mollusca, and of the parapodia of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cirrus — (lat., »Locke«), die Federwolke (s. Wolken); in der Botanik die Ranke (s.d.); in der Zoologie ein rankenähnliches Organ bei niedern Tieren, z. B. die Gliedmaßen bei den Rankenfüßern, gewisse Anhänge am Kopf und Leib von Borstenwürmern etc …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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