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lenticular

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adjective len·tic·u·lar \len-ˈti-kyə-lər\

Definition of lenticular

  1. 1 :  having the shape of a double-convex lens

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a lens

  3. 3 :  provided with or utilizing lenticules <a lenticular screen>



Did You Know?

Lentil-shaped-that's the meaning of lenticularis, the Latin word that gave us lenticular. It's an appropriate predecessor because a double-convex lens is one that is curved on both sides, giving it a shape similar to that of a lentil. English speakers borrowed the Latin term, adapting it to lenticular, in the 15th century. Lenticularis, in turn, derives from lenticula, which is the source of the English word lentil and a diminutive of the Latin form lent-, lens, meaning "lentil." You probably won't be too surprised to learn that lent-, lens also gave English the word lens.

Origin of lenticular

Middle English, from Latin lenticularis lentil-shaped, from lenticula lentil


First Known Use: 15th century


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lenticular

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adjective len·tic·u·lar \len-ˈtik-yə-lər\

Medical Definition of lenticular

  1. 1:  having the shape of a double-convex lens

  2. 2:  of or relating to a lens especially of the eye

  3. 3:  relating to or being the lentiform nucleus of the brain




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