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