lens-shaped

lens-shaped
a.
Lentiform, lenticular.

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  • lens — [17] The Latin word for a ‘lentil’ was lēns; and when 17th century scientists wanted a term for a round biconvex (lentil shaped) piece of glass, they needed to look no further than lens. English lentil [13] itself comes via Old French from Latin… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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