discoid

adjective dis·coid \ ˈdis-ˌkȯid \

Definition of discoid

1 :relating to or having a disk: such as
a :situated in the floral disk
  • discoid florets
b :having only disk flowers
  • a discoid flower head
2 :flat and circular like a disc

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Origin and Etymology of discoid

Late Latin discoides quoit-shaped, from Greek diskoeidēs, from diskos disk


Medical Dictionary

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discoid

adjective dis·coid \ ˈdis-ˌkȯid \

medical Definition of discoid

1 :resembling a disk :being flat and circular
  • the red blood cell is a biconcave discoid body
2 :characterized by macules
  • discoid lupus erythematosus

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discoid

noun

medical Definition of discoid

:an instrument with a disk-shaped blade used in dentistry for carving


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