(Cir*rhot"ic) a. Pertaining to, caused by, or affected with, cirrhosis; as, cirrhotic degeneration; a cirrhotic liver.

(Cir"rhous) a. See Cirrose.

(Cir"rhus) n. Same as Cirrus.

(||Cir"ri) n. pl. See Cirrus.

(Cir*rif"er*ous) a. [Cirrus + -ferous.] Bearing cirri, as many plants and animals.

(Cir"ri*form) a. [Cirrus + -form.] (Biol.) Formed like a cirrus or tendril; — said of appendages of both animals and plants.

(Cir*rig"er*ous) a. [Cirrus + -gerous.] (Biol.) Having curled locks of hair; supporting cirri, or hairlike appendages.

(Cir"ri*grade) a. [Cirrus + L. gradi to walk.] (Biol.) Moving or moved by cirri, or hairlike appendages.

(Cir"ri*ped) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Cirripedia.

(||Cir`ri*pe"di*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. cirrus curl + pes, pedis, foot.] (Zoöl.) An order of Crustacea including the barnacles. When adult, they have a calcareous shell composed of several pieces. From the opening of the shell the animal throws out a group of curved legs, looking like a delicate curl, whence the name of the group. See Anatifa.

(||Cir`ro*bran`chi*a"ta) n. pl. [NL., fr. E. cirrus + L. branchiae gills.] (Zoöl.) A division of Mollusca having slender, cirriform appendages near the mouth; the Scaphopoda.

(Cir`ro-cu"mu*lus) n. [Cirrus + cumulus.] (Meteor.) See under Cloud.

(Cir"rose) a. [See Cirrus.] (Bot.) (a) Bearing a tendril or tendrils; as, a cirrose leaf. (b) Resembling a tendril or cirrus. [Spelt also cirrhose.]

(||Cir`ros"to*mi) n. pl. [NL., fr. E. cirrus + Gr. mouth.] (Zoöl.) The lowest group of vertebrates; — so called from the cirri around the mouth; the Leptocardia. See Amphioxus.

(Cir`ro-stra"tus) n. [Cirrus + stratus.] (Meteor.) See under Cloud.

(Cir"rous) a.

1. (Bot.) Cirrose.

2. (Zoöl.) Tufted; — said of certain feathers of birds.

(||Cir"rus) n.; pl. Cirri [L., lock, curl, ringlet.] [Also written cirrhus.]

1. (Bot.) A tendril or clasper.

2. (Zoöl.) (a) A soft tactile appendage of the mantle of many Mollusca, and of the parapodia of Annelida. Those near the head of annelids are Tentacular cirri; those of the last segment are caudal cirri. (b) The jointed, leglike organs of Cirripedia. See Annelida, and Polychæta.

In some of the inferior animals the cirri aid in locomotion; in others they are used in feeding; in the Annelida they are mostly organs of touch. Some cirri are branchial in function.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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