plano-convex

[ pley-noh-kon-veks, -kon-veks, -kuhn- ]
/ ˌpleɪ noʊˈkɒn vɛks, -kɒnˈvɛks, -kən- /

adjective Optics.

pertaining to or noting a lens that is plane on one side and convex on the other.

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Origin of plano-convex

First recorded in 1655–65; plano-1 + convex
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British Dictionary definitions for plano-convex

plano-convex
/ (ˌpleɪnəʊˈkɒnvɛks) /

adjective

(of a lens) having one side convex and the other side plane
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Medical definitions for plano-convex

planoconvex
[ plā′nō-kŏn-vĕks, -kŏnvĕks′ ]

n.

Flat on one side and convex on the other.
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