concavo-convex

adjective con·ca·vo-con·vex \ kän-ˈkā-vō-kän-ˈveks , kən-ˈ \

Definition of concavo-convex

1 : concave on one side and convex on the other
2 : having the concave side curved more than the convex
  • a concavo-convex lens

First Known Use of concavo-convex

1676

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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concavo-convex

adjective

medical Definition of concavo-convex

: concave on one side and convex on the other

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