Definition of Discoid

1. Adjective. Having a flat circular shape.




Definition of Discoid

1. a. Having the form of a disk, as those univalve shells which have the whorls in one plane, so as to form a disk, as the pearly nautilus.

2. n. Anything having the form of a discus or disk; particularly, a discoid shell.

Definition of Discoid

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or shaped like a disc / disk ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discoid

1. a disk [n -S]

Medical Definition of Discoid

1. Shaped like a disk. Origin: Gr. Diskos = disk This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discoid

discodactylia
discodactylous
discodermolide
discoed
discoer
discoers
discogastrula
discogenic
discographer
discographers
discographic
discographical
discographies
discography
discoherent
discoid (current term)
discoid lupus erythematosus
discoidal
discoidal cleavage
discoidin
discoids
discoing
discolike
discolith
discoliths
discolor
discolor'd
discoloration
discolorations
discolored

Literary usage of Discoid

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1870)
"V. " Observations on the Mode of Growth of discoid and Turbi- nated Shells. ... The author of that paper describes discoid shells as generated by the ..."

2. Class Book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology and by Alphonso Wood (1861)
"13. A flower. 14. One of the hooked scales. If.. A (discoid) head of ... and hispid i all over/ Heads discoid ; flowers all alike perfect Nos. ..."

3. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1906)
"discoid type on the nose and lips. Small patch on the mucous membrane ... discoid type. A triangular patch on the flush area of left cheek and a small patch ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"Leidy described the nucleus of proteus as " a thick discoid body, with the broad surfaces ... 1 Most of his figures show the nucleus a concave discoid. ..."

5. The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain: Or Coloured Figures and by James Sowerby (1829)
"discoid, minutely striated ; whorls almost wholly exposed, ventricose, with two large furrows on each side and several small ones ; front concave. ..."

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