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gibbous

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adjective gib·bous \ˈji-bəs, ˈgi-\

Definition of gibbous

  1. 1 a :  marked by convexity or swelling b of the moon or a planet :  seen with more than half but not all of the apparent disk illuminated

  2. 2 :  having a hump :  humpbacked



Origin of gibbous

Middle English, from Late Latin gibbosus humpbacked, from Latin gibbus hump


First Known Use: 14th century

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adjective gib·bous \ˈjib-əs, ˈgib-\

Medical Definition of gibbous

  1. 1:  marked by swelling or convexity especially on one side :  protuberant

  2. 2:  having a hump :  humpbacked




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