[pley-noh-kon-keyv, -kon-keyv]

adjective Optics.

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

Origin of plano-concave

First recorded in 1685–95; plano-1 + concave Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for planoconcave



(of a lens) having one side concave and the other side plane
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planoconcave in Medicine


[plā′nō-kŏn-kāv, -kŏnkāv′]


Flat on one side and concave on the other.
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