- of or relating to a lens.
- biconvex; convexo-convex.
- resembling the seed of a lentil in form; lentil-shaped.
Origin of lenticular
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Examples from the Web for lenticular
Shell subcircular, lenticular, strongly compressed on both sides, with a sharp and broad hyaline keel in the sagittal perimeter.
Shell subcircular, lenticular, strongly compressed, with two short divergent spines on the apical margin (a dorsal and a ventral).
The refracting or lenticular stereoscope that of Sir David Brewster.The Boy's Playbook of Science
John Henry Pepper
Style 2-cleft with the fruit flattened or lenticular; or 3-cleft and fruit 3-angular.
It is these which enter the frontal lobe and lenticular nucleus.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
- Also: lentoid (ˈlɛntɔɪd) shaped like a biconvex lens
- of or concerned with a lens or lenses
- shaped like a lentil seed
- of or relating to a galaxy with a large central bulge, small disc, but no spiral arms, intermediate in shape between spiral and elliptical galaxies
C17: from Latin lenticulāris like a lentil
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Word Origin and History for lenticular
early 15c., from Late Latin lenticularis, from lenticula "a small lentil," diminutive of lens "lentil" (see lentil). Related: Lenticularity.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to a lens.
- Shaped like a biconvex lens.
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