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1. Convex on one side and concave on the other.
2. Having greater curvature on the convex side than on the concave side. Used of a lens.


1. having one side convex and the other side concave
2. (General Physics) (of a lens) having a convex face with greater curvature than the concave face. Compare concavo-convex2


(kənˈvɛk soʊ kɒnˈkeɪv)

2. of or designating a lens in which the convex face has a greater degree of curvature than the concave face.
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Adj.1.convexo-concave - convex on one side and concave on the other with the convexity being greater than the concavity
bulging, convex - curving or bulging outward
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