Cir"cu*la*to*ry (?), a. [L.
circulatorius pert. to a mountebank: cf. F.
1. Circular; as, a circulatory
2. Circulating, or going round.
3. (Anat.) Subserving the purposes
of circulation; as, circulatory organs; of or pertaining
to the organs of circulation; as, circulatory
Cir"cu*la*to*ry, n. 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.