discoid

[ UK /dɪskˈɔ‍ɪd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. having a flat circular shape
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How To Use discoid In A Sentence

  • Of the five subphyla of the traditional scheme, the first is the Echinozoa, which are usually globose or discoidal in form.
  • Stone Age tools such as handaxes, cleavers, discoids and scrapers have been discovered in the region.
  • This protoconch is discoidal or almost dicoidal and sinistral.
  • This species belongs to Guérin's division Liacos, of which _S. dimidiata_ is the type; the third discoidal cell is petiolated, the petiole entering the second submarginal about the middle. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
  • A distinguishing feature of the echinoids is that the ossicles imbricate and are fused into a globular or discoidal test; its flattened or concave oral side faces the substratum and the aboral side is arched in most species.
  • While the amphiblastic ova of the latter are small and develop like those of the amphibia, the cucumber-shaped ova of the hag are about an inch long, and form a discoid gastrula. The Evolution of Man — Volume 1
  • Anterior intercalary vein: Diptera; = media 2 (Comst.); of Loew = discoidal vein. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
  • 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
  • Studies of chemotropism in yeast revealed important differences in the identity of the sensory pathways involved in gradient sensing in D. discoideum and Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
  • It has been reported that 20 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus will develop discoid skin lesions; however, most patients who have only cutaneous lupus at presentation will not progress to systemic disease.
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