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[ hem-i-sik-lee-uh m ]
/ ˌhɛm ɪˈsɪk li əm /


a sundial in the form of a concave quarter sphere having a rodlike gnomon lying within one radius and marked on its surface with arcs that lie in the same plane as the gnomon.

Nearby words

hemicrania, hemicraniosis, hemicryptophyte, hemicrystalline, hemicycle, hemicyclium, hemidemisemiquaver, hemidesmosome, hemidiaphoresis, hemidysesthesia, hemidystrophy
Also hemicycle.

Origin of hemicyclium

From Latin; see origin at hemicycle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019