Definitions

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  • adj. Having the shape of a half orb or sphere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the shape of a half orb or sphere.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the shape of a half-orb or-sphere.
  • 2. In entomology, bounded approximately by half a circle and its diameter.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ orbicular

Examples

  • Dodonaea microzyga, F.M. Somewhat viscid, almost glabrous; leaves with 1 to 2 pairs of small obovate-cuneate leaflets; in front rounded, or truncate, or retuse, or sometimes 3-toothed, flat at the margin; rachis dilated; fruit-bearing pedicels solitary; capsules 3 to 4-celled; valves cymbeo-semiorbicular, all around broadly winged; the wing rounded-blunt on both extremities; dissepiments persistent with the columella.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

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