Definitions

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  • adj. Having the flat, circular shape of a disc or a quoit

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disk-shaped; discoid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as discoid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a flat circular shape

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Examples

  • In the discussions of galactic origin and behavior that grew out of the earlier work on clusters and the local star system,1 it was suggested that the discoidal galactic system, originating from the combination of independent star clouds and clusters, has long been growing, by assimilating such groups, to its present relatively enormous size.

    Alien Star Clusters Are Invading the Milky Way | Universe Today

  • In the discussions of galactic origin and behavior that grew out of the earlier work on clusters and the local star system, it was suggested that the discoidal galactic system, originating from the combination of independent star clouds and clusters, has long been growing, by assimilating such groups, to its present relatively enormous size.

    Better Late Than Never: Dwarf Galaxies Finally Come Together | Universe Today

  • But, exactly in those respects in which the developing Man differs from the Dog, he resembles the ape, which, like man, has a spheroidal yelk-sac and a discoidal — sometimes partially lobed — placenta.

    Essays

  • Droog held the discoidal nucleus firmly on the anvil, and gauging the distance and point of impact with precision, he struck the small dent he had made, with the bone hammer.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Middle apical area: = internal area; q.v. Middle field: = discoidal field; q.v. Middle lobes: of pronotum in Orthoptera; see lobes.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Externo-median nerve: the humeral and discoidal veins together.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Anterior intercalary vein: Diptera; = media 2 (Comst.); of Loew = discoidal vein.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Intermediate field: of termini is = discoidal field q.v. Internal area: in Hymenoptera; the posterior of the three areas between median and lateral longitudinal carina on the metanotum third lateral area.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • (Will.) = 1st medial 2 (Comst.): Odonata; = discoidal areolets, q.v.:

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Thorax: the posterior margin of the prothorax rounded; the mesothorax with a longitudinal fuscous stripe on each side, widest anteriorly; the metathorax truncate; above, transversely striate; the tibiæ and tarsi spinose; wings dark fuscous, with a pale semitransparent macula at the base of the second discoidal cell and a dark fuscous macula beyond; the insect entirely covered with a fine orange-red downy pile.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

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