Zool. a band or zone, as of color
Origin of cingulumL, girdle, belt from cingere, to encircle: see cinch
nounpl. cin·gu·la, Biology
A girdlelike marking or structure, such as a band or ridge, on an animal.
Origin of cingulumLatin girdle from cingere to gird ; see kenk- in Indo-European roots.
- cin′gu·late cin′gu·la′ted