[ kon-key-voh-kon-veks ]
/ kɒnˈkeɪ voʊ kɒnˈvɛks /


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

1670–80; < Latin concav(us) + -o- + convex Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for concavo-convex



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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Medicine definitions for concavo-convex

[ kŏn-kā′vō-kŏn-vĕks ]


Of or being concave on one surface and convex on the opposite surface.
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