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biconcave

[bahy-kon-keyv, bahy-kon-keyv] /baɪˈkɒn keɪv, ˌbaɪ kɒnˈkeɪv/
adjective
1.
concave on both sides, as a lens.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; bi-1 + concave
Related forms
biconcavity
[bahy-kuh n-kav-i-tee] /ˌbaɪ kənˈkæv ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the web for biconcave
  • Erythrocytes are tiny biconcave disks, thin in the middle and thicker around the periphery.
  • Circular pinhole collimation or focusing biconcave lenses.
British Dictionary definitions for biconcave

biconcave

/baɪˈkɒnkeɪv; ˌbaɪkɒnˈkeɪv/
adjective
1.
(of a lens) having concave faces on both sides; concavo-concave
Derived Forms
biconcavity (ˌbaɪkɒnˈkævɪtɪ) noun
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biconcave in Medicine

biconcave bi·con·cave (bī'kŏn-kāv', bī-kŏn'kāv')
adj.
Concave on both sides or surfaces.

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biconcave in Science
biconcave
  (bī'kŏn-kāv')   
Concave on both sides or surfaces.
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