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biconcave

[ bahy-kon-keyv, bahy-kon-keyv ]
/ baɪˈkɒn keɪv, ˌbaɪ kɒnˈkeɪv /
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adjective
concave on both sides, as a lens.
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Origin of biconcave

First recorded in 1825–35; bi-1 + concave

OTHER WORDS FROM biconcave

bi·con·cav·i·ty [bahy-kuhn-kav-i-tee], /ˌbaɪ kənˈkæv ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for biconcave

biconcave
/ (baɪˈkɒnkeɪv, ˌbaɪkɒnˈkeɪv) /

adjective
(of a lens) having concave faces on both sides; concavo-concave

Derived forms of biconcave

biconcavity (ˌbaɪkɒnˈkævɪtɪ), noun
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Scientific definitions for biconcave

biconcave
[ bī′kŏn-kāv ]

Concave on both sides or surfaces.
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