Definition of convexo-concave in English:


Pronunciation /kənˌveksōˈkänkāv/ /kənˌvɛksoʊˈkɑnkeɪv/


  • (of a lens) convex on one side and concave on the other and thickest in the center.

    ‘The steady-state profile is convexo-concave, and the convexity has a width corresponding exactly to the area where the first term is dominant.’
    • ‘A pad member 15 is securely attached to a concave side 13 of the convexo-concave member 11 and is made of absorbent cotton material.’
    • ‘The Björk-Shiley convexo-concave prosthetic valve was introduced in 1979.’