Definition of hemicylindrical in English:

hemicylindrical

Line breaks: hemi|cylin¦drical
Pronunciation: /ˌhɛmɪsɪˈlɪndrɪkəl
 
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adjective

  • Having the shape of half a cylinder (divided lengthways).
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    • 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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