[ kuh n-vek-soh-kon-keyv ]
/ kənˈvɛk soʊ kɒnˈkeɪv /


Optics. pertaining to or noting a lens in which the convex face has a greater degree of curvature than the concave face.

Origin of convexo-concave

First recorded in 1685–95; convexo- + concave Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for convexo-concave

/ (kənˌvɛksəʊkɒnˈkeɪv) /


having one side convex and the other side concave
(of a lens) having a convex face with greater curvature than the concave faceCompare concavo-convex (def. 2)
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Medicine definitions for convexo-concave

[ kən-vĕk′sō-kən-kāv ]


Being convex on one side and concave on the other.
Having greater curvature on the convex side than on the concave side. Used of a lens.
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