- Surrounding a budlike or bulblike body; denoting a mode of nerve termination by fibrils surrounding an end bulb. SYN: perigemmal. [circum- + L. gemma, a bud]
* * *cir·cum·gem·mal (sur″kəm-jemґəl) [circum- + gemma + -al] surrounding a bud; a term applied to that form of nerve ending in which an end-bud is surrounded by fibrils.
Medical dictionary. 2011.