3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Circulatory \Cir"cu*la*to*ry\, noun A chemical vessel consisting of two portions unequally exposed to the heat of the fire, and with connecting pipes or passages, through which the fluid rises from the overheated portion, and descends from the relatively colder, maintaining a circulation.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Circulatory \Cir"cu*la*to*ry\, adjective [L. circulatorius pert. to a mountebank: cf. F. circulatoire.]

1. Circular; as, a circulatory letter. --Johnson.

2. Circulating, or going round. --T. Warton.

3. (Anat.) Subserving the purposes of circulation; as, circulatory organs; of or pertaining to the organs of circulation; as, circulatory diseases.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: of or relating to circulation [syn: {circulative}, {circulatory}]

2: relating to circulatory system or to circulation of the blood

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