AskDefine | Define cingulum

Dictionary Definition

cingulum n : (anatomy) an encircling girdle-like structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth) [also: cingula (pl)]

Extensive Definition

Cingulum, from the latin for girdle, can refer to:
cingulum in German: Cingulum
cingulum in Slovak: Cingulum
Of the Dental unit, the cinculum is the lingual most portion of the Anterior teeth. It is a result of the 4th developmental center.
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