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disc

noun

Variant spelling of

1 a :the seemingly flat figure of a celestial body
  • the solar disk
b archaic :discus
2 :any of various rounded and flattened animal anatomical structures; especially :intervertebral disk — compare slipped disk
3 :the central part of the flower head of a typical composite made up of closely packed tubular flowers
4 :a thin circular object: such as
a usually disc :a phonograph record
b :a round flat plate coated with a magnetic substance on which data for a computer is stored
c usually disc :optical disk: such as
(1) :videodisc
(2) :cd
5 usually disc :one of the concave circular steel tools with sharpened edge making up the working part of a disc harrow or plow; also :an implement employing such tools

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disc

abbreviation

Definition of disc


disc-

combining form
variants: or disci- or disco-

Definition of disc-

1 :disk
  • discoid
2 :phonograph record
  • discophile

Origin and Etymology of disc-

Latin, from Greek disk-, disko-, from diskos



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disc, discectomy

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