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lenticular

[len-tik-yuh-ler] /lɛnˈtɪk yə lər/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a lens.
2.
biconvex; convexo-convex.
3.
resembling the seed of a lentil in form; lentil-shaped.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin lenticulāris lentillike, equivalent to lenticul(a) (see lenticle) + -āris -ar1
Related forms
lenticularly, adverb
postlenticular, adjective
sublenticular, adjective
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  • It's a lenticular galaxy that's been undisturbed for quite a while.
British Dictionary definitions for lenticular

lenticular

/lɛnˈtɪkjʊlə/
adjective
1.
Also lentoid (ˈlɛntɔɪd). shaped like a biconvex lens
2.
of or concerned with a lens or lenses
3.
shaped like a lentil seed
4.
of or relating to a galaxy with a large central bulge, small disc, but no spiral arms, intermediate in shape between spiral and elliptical galaxies
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lenticulāris like a lentil
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Word Origin and History for lenticular
adj.

early 15c., from Late Latin lenticularis, from lenticula "a small lentil," diminutive of lens "lentil" (see lentil). Related: Lenticularity.

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lenticular in Medicine

lenticular len·tic·u·lar (lěn-tĭk'yə-lər)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to a lens.

  2. Shaped like a biconvex lens.

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