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discoid

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adjective dis·coid \ˈdis-ˌkȯid\

Definition of discoid

  1. 1 :  relating to or having a disk: as a :  situated in the floral disk <discoid florets> b :  having only disk flowers <a discoid flower head>

  2. 2 :  flat and circular like a disc



Origin and Etymology of discoid

Late Latin discoides quoit-shaped, from Greek diskoeidēs, from diskos disk


First Known Use: 1794


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discoid

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adjective dis·coid \ˈdis-ˌkȯid\

Medical Definition of discoid

  1. 1:  resembling a disk :  being flat and circular <the red blood cell is a biconcave discoid body>

  2. 2:  characterized by macules <discoid lupus erythematosus>




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discoid

noun dis·coid

Medical Definition of discoid

  1. :  an instrument with a disk-shaped blade used in dentistry for carving




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