Definition of convexo-concave in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /kənˌveksōˈkänkāv/


(Of a lens) convex on one side and concave on the other and thickest in the center.
Example sentences
  • The steady-state profile is convexo-concave, and the convexity has a width corresponding exactly to the area where the first term is dominant.
  • A pad member 15 is securely attached to a concave side 13 of the convexo-concave member 11 and is made of absorbent cotton material.
  • The Björk-Shiley convexo-concave prosthetic valve was introduced in 1979.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: con·vex·o-con·cave

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.