amphicyrtic

adjective
am·​phi·​cyr·​tic | \ ¦amfə¦sərtik \

Definition of amphicyrtic

: having both sides convex used of angles between curves

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First Known Use of amphicyrtic

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphicyrtic

Late Latin amphicyrtos (from Greek amphikyrtos—from amphi- + kyrtos curved, bent—) + English -ic; akin to Greek korōnos curved

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“Amphicyrtic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphicyrtic. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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