- Also convexo-concave. concave on one side and convex on the other.
- Optics. pertaining to or noting a lens in which the concave face has a greater degree of curvature than the convex face.
Origin of concavo-convex
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When a concavo-convex plate is affixed to the outside of the cubit.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
I measured therefore the thickness of this concavo-convex Plate of Glass, and found it every where 1/4 of an Inch precisely.Opticks
They are neat, moderately thin, concavo-convex disks, with smooth surfaces and rounded edges.Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans
William H. Holmes
Concavo-convex: hollowed out or concave on one surface, rounded or convex on the other; like a small segment of a hollow sphere.
Winglets: small, concavo-convex scales, generally fringed at tip, under the base of the elytra in Dytiscidae.
- having one side concave and the other side convex
- (of a lens) having a concave face with greater curvature than the convex faceCompare convexo-concave (def. 2)
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- Of or being concave on one surface and convex on the opposite surface.
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