biconvex

[ bahy-kon-veks, bahy-kon-veks ]
/ baɪˈkɒn vɛks, ˌbaɪ kɒnˈvɛks /

adjective

convex on both sides, as a lens.

Nearby words

  1. bicondylar joint,
  2. bicone,
  3. biconical,
  4. biconically,
  5. bicontinental,
  6. biconvex lens,
  7. bicorn,
  8. bicornate,
  9. bicornate uterus,
  10. bicorne

Origin of biconvex

First recorded in 1840–50; bi-1 + convex

Related formsbi·con·vex·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for biconvex

biconvex

/ (baɪˈkɒnvɛks, ˌbaɪkɒnˈvɛks) /

adjective

(of a lens) having convex faces on both sides; convexo-convex
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Medicine definitions for biconvex

biconvex

[ bī′kŏn-vĕks, bī-kŏnvĕks′ ]

adj.

Convex on both sides or surfaces.

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Science definitions for biconvex

biconvex

[ bī′kŏn-vĕks ]

Convex on both sides or surfaces.
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