- having the form of a discus or disk; flat and circular.
- Botany. (of a composite flower) consisting of a disk only, without rays.
- something in the form of a disk.
- Dentistry. an excavator with a disklike blade.
Origin of discoid
Related Words for discoidspherical, rounded, cylindrical, elliptical, oval, curved, bulbous, plate, platter, disc, bowed, looped, arched, spiral, circular, arced, bent, ringed, coiled, spheroid
Examples from the Web for discoid
Historical Examples of discoid
The tumors appear as discoid prominences of varying size and number.
The radiate type is shown by discoid infusoria, by medusæ, by starfish and their allies.Form and Function
E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Anterior above with a small, linear-oval, black, discoid spot.
Heads discoid, 15–many-flowered, in corymbose cymes; flowers perfect.
The tubular flowers compose the disk; and a head which has no ray-flowers is said to be discoid.
- like a disc
- (of a composite flower such as the tansy) consisting of disc florets only
- a disclike object
- Shaped like or resembling a disk.