lentoid [len′toid΄]
[< L lens (gen. lentis): see LENS & -OID]

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  • Lentoid — is a geometric shape of a three dimensional body, best described as a circle viewed from one direction and a convex lens viewed from an orthogonal direction. The term is most often used in describing jewelry and cellular phenomena in microbiology …   Wikipedia

  • Lentoid — Len toid (l[e^]n toid), a. [Lens + oid.] Having the form of a lens; lens shaped. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lentoid — /len toyd/, adj. 1. having the shape of a biconvex lens. n. 2. a lentoid body. [1875 80; < L lent (s. of lens) lentil (see LENS) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • lentoid — len•toid [[t]ˈlɛn tɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) opt having the shape of a biconvex lens 2) a lentoid body • Etymology: 1875–80; < L lent , s. of lēns lentil (see lens) …   From formal English to slang

  • lentoid — Spherical cluster of retinal cells, formed by aggregation in vitro, that has a core of lens like cells inside which accumulate proteins characteristic of normal lens. The cells concerned derive from retinal glial cells …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • lentoid — adj. lens shaped, resembling a lens with two convex sides …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lentoid — [ lɛntɔɪd] adjective another term for lenticular (in sense 1). Origin C19: from L. lens, lent lentil + oid …   English new terms dictionary

  • lentoid — len·toid …   English syllables

  • lentoid — /ˈlɛntɔɪd/ (say lentoyd) adjective having the shape of a biconvex lens. {Latin lent , stem of lens + oid} …  

  • lentoid —   a. lens shaped …   Dictionary of difficult words

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