lenticular

adjective len·tic·u·lar \ len-ˈti-kyə-lər \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of lenticular

1 : having the shape of a double-convex lens
2 : of or relating to a lens
3 : provided with or utilizing lenticules
  • a lenticular screen

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Lentil-shaped-that's the meaning of lenticularis, the Latin word that gave us lenticular. It's an appropriate predecessor because a double-convex lens is one that is curved on both sides, giving it a shape similar to that of a lentil. English speakers borrowed the Latin term, adapting it to lenticular, in the 15th century. Lenticularis, in turn, derives from lenticula, which is the source of the English word lentil and a diminutive of the Latin form lent-, lens, meaning "lentil." You probably won't be too surprised to learn that lent-, lens also gave English the word lens.

Origin and Etymology of lenticular

Middle English, from Latin lenticularis lentil-shaped, from lenticula lentil


Medical Dictionary

lenticular

adjective len·tic·u·lar \ len-ˈtik-yə-lər \

medical Definition of lenticular

1 : having the shape of a double-convex lens
2 : of or relating to a lens especially of the eye
3 : relating to or being the lentiform nucleus of the brain

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