biconvex

[bahy-kon-veks, bahy-kon-veks]
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Origin of biconvex

First recorded in 1840–50; bi-1 + convex
Related formsbi·con·vex·i·ty, noun
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Related Words for biconvex

bulging, arched, bent, raised, biconvex, bulgy, gibbous, protuberant

Examples from the Web for biconvex

Historical Examples of biconvex

  • Then comes the biconvex crystalline lens L, an elastic gelatinous-looking solid, which is easily distorted by pressure.

  • The first differs from all the other vertebrae of the body in having a biconvex centrum.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • Grain is narrow, obovoid, biconvex, with two grooves on the anterior side and with a long embryo.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

  • Where two toes overlap, it will be observed that there is a deeper shadow, like the section of a biconvex lens.

  • Although the common liver fluke is flat, many species of the order are round, biconvex, or even filiform organisms.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold


British Dictionary definitions for biconvex

biconvex

adjective
  1. (of a lens) having convex faces on both sides; convexo-convex
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biconvex in Medicine

biconvex

[bī′kŏn-vĕks, bī-kŏnvĕks′]
adj.
  1. Convex on both sides or surfaces.
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biconvex in Science

biconvex

[bī′kŏn-vĕks]
  1. Convex on both sides or surfaces.
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