Definition of hemicylindrical in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhɛmɪsɪˈlɪndrɪkəl/


Having the shape of half a cylinder (divided lengthways).
Example sentences
  • From early accounts onward, the microscopic structure of the edge has been envisioned as a rounded, hemicylindrical rim of hydrophilic headgroups that protects the hydrophobic bilayer interior from contact with water.
  • Set up a diode laser and a hemicylindrical acrylic prism to observe the phenomenon of total internal refraction.
  • The wrapping straps are attached so that when they are engaged, they align the two hemicylindrical forms to form a single cylinder.

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Line breaks: hemi|cylin¦drical

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