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Definition of "concavo-convex" []

  • Concave on one side and convex on the other. (adjective)
  • Having greater curvature on the concave side than on the convex side. Used of a lens. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "concavo-convex" in a sentence
  • "The coins of these two Greek states in particular were for a long period concavo-convex disks, the convex side being in all instances the obverse."
  • "(Gr. [Greek: kissos], ivy), biconvex; xystroidal or sistroidal (Gr. [Greek: xystris], a tool for scraping), concavo-convex; amphicoelic"
  • "Grain is orbicular to ovate, concavo-convex, red-brown, and transversely rugose."
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