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1. Concave on one side and convex on the other.
2. Having greater curvature on the concave side than on the convex side. Used of a lens.
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1. having one side concave and the other side convex
2. (General Physics) (of a lens) having a concave face with greater curvature than the convex face. Compare convexo-concave2
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(kɒnˈkeɪ voʊ kɒnˈvɛks)

1. Also, convexo-concave. concave on one side and convex on the other.
2. of or designating a lens in which the concave face has a greater degree of curvature than the convex face.
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Adj.1.concavo-convex - concave on one side and convex on the other with the concavity being greater than the convexity
concave - curving inward
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Wysogorski (1900) described the evolutionary trends of the Orthis calligramma group and differentiated the concavo-convex brachiopods as a separate linage with the species Orthis moneta Eichwald, 1861, O.