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biconvex

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adjective bi·con·vex \ˌbī-(ˌ)kän-ˈveks, (ˌ)bī-ˈkän-ˌ\

Definition of biconvex

  1. :  convex on both sides

bi·con·vex·i·ty play \ˌbī-kən-ˈvek-sə-tē, -(ˌ)kän-\ noun


Origin of biconvex

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1852


Medical Dictionary

biconvex

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adjective bi·con·vex \ˌbī-(ˌ)kän-ˈveks, (ˈ)bī-ˈkän-ˌ, ˌbī-kən-ˈ\

Medical Definition of biconvex

  1. :  convex on both sides <a biconvex lens>

  2. bi·con·vex·i·ty \ˌbī-kən-ˈvek-sət-ē, -(ˌ)kän-\play noun, plural bi·con·vex·i·ties




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