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specular

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adjective spec·u·lar \ˈspe-kyə-lər\

Definition of specular

  1. :  of, relating to, or having the qualities of a mirror

specularity

play \ˌspe-kyə-ˈla-rə-tē\ noun

specularly

play \ˈspe-kyə-lər-lē\ adverb


Origin and Etymology of specular

Latin specularis of a mirror, from speculum


First Known Use: 1640


Medical Dictionary

specular

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adjective spec·u·lar \ˈspek-yə-lər\

Medical Definition of specular

  1. :  conducted with the aid of a speculum <a specular examination>




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