toric

adjective
to·​ric | \ ˈtȯr-ik How to pronounce toric (audio) \

Definition of toric

: of, relating to, or shaped like a torus or segment of a torus a toric lens

Examples of toric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peripherals come courtesy of a toric lens shape, which is similar to that of a spherical lens but is more closely modeled after the shape of the human eye. Drew Zieff, Outside Online, 28 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of toric

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Toric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toric. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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toric

adjective
to·​ric | \ ˈtōr-ik, ˈtȯr- How to pronounce toric (audio) \

Medical Definition of toric

: of, relating to, or shaped like a torus or segment of a torus specifically : being a simple lens having for one of its surfaces a segment of an equilateral zone of a torus and consequently having different refracting power in different meridians

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