plano-convex

adjective
pla·​no-con·​vex | \ ˌplā-nō-(ˌ)kän-ˈveks How to pronounce plano-convex (audio) , -ˈkän-ˌveks, -kən-ˈveks \

Definition of plano-convex

: flat on one side and convex on the other

First Known Use of plano-convex

1665, in the meaning defined above

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“Plano-convex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plano-convex. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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plano-convex

adjective
pla·​no-con·​vex | \ -(ˌ)kän-ˈveks How to pronounce plano-convex (audio) , -ˈkän-ˌ How to pronounce plano-convex (audio) , -kən-ˈ \

Medical Definition of plano-convex

: flat on one side and convex on the other a plano-convex lens

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