discoid

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adjective dis·coid \ˈdis-ˌkȯid\

Definition of discoid

  1. 1 :  relating to or having a disk: such asa :  situated in the floral disk discoid floretsb :  having only disk flowers a discoid flower head

  2. 2 :  flat and circular like a disc

Origin and Etymology of discoid

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


First Known Use: 1712


Medical Dictionary

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discoid

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adjective dis·coid \ˈdis-ˌkȯid\

Medical Definition of discoid

  1. 1:  resembling a disk :  being flat and circular the red blood cell is a biconcave discoid body

  2. 2:  characterized by macules discoid lupus erythematosus


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discoid

noun dis·coid

Medical Definition of discoid

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



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