adj. [L. bis, two; convexus, arched outward]
Being convex on opposite sides; lens-shaped; see amphicyrtic, amphicoelous.

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  • biconvex — BICONVÉX, Ă, biconvecşi, xe, adj. Care are două feţe convexe opuse. – Din fr. biconvexe. Trimis de paula, 21.06.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  Biconvex ≠ biconcav Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime  biconvéx adj. → convex Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Biconvex — Bi*con vex, a. [Pref. bi + convex.] Convex on both sides; as, a biconvex lens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biconvex — [bī kän′veks΄, bī΄kän veks′] adj. convex on both surfaces [a biconvex lens]: see LENS …   English World dictionary

  • biconvex — Convex on two sides; denoting especially a form of lens. SYN: convexoconvex. * * * bi·con·vex .bī (.)kän veks, ( )bī kän ., .bī kən adj convex on both sides <a biconvex lens> bi·con·vex·i·ty .bī kən vek sət ē, (.)kän n, pl ties * …   Medical dictionary

  • biconvex — adj. having a surface on each side that curves outwards. Biconvex lenses are used to correct long sightedness. Compare: biconcave …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • biconvex — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1852 convex on both sides • biconvexity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • biconvex — biconvexity, n. /buy kon veks, buy kon veks /, adj. convex on both sides, as a lens. See diag. under lens. [1840 50; BI 1 + CONVEX] * * * …   Universalium

  • biconvex — adjective Having both sides convex Syn: convex, convexo convex Ant: biconcave …   Wiktionary

  • biconvex — bi|con|vex Mot Agut Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • biconvéx — adj. m., pl. biconvécşi; f. sg. biconvéxã, pl. biconvéxe …   Romanian orthography

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