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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cir·rus /ˈsɪrəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cir·rus /ˈsɪrəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cir·rus n.; pl. Cirri   [Also written cirrhus.]
 1. Bot. A tendril or clasper.
 2. Zool. (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.
 Note: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.
 3. Zool. The external male organ of trematodes and some other worms, and of certain Mollusca.
 4. Meteor. See under Cloud.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: usually coiled [syn: cirrhus]
      2: a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high
         altitude (4 to 8 miles) [syn: cirrus cloud]
      3: a slender flexible animal appendage as on barnacles or
         crinoids or many insects; often tactile
      [also: cirri (pl)]