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 (dĭs′koid′) also dis·coi·dal (dĭ-skoid′l)
1. Having a flat, circular form; disk-shaped.
2. Related to or having a disk.
3. Having disk flowers only. Used of a composite flower head.

dis′coid′ n.


1. like a disc
2. (Botany) (of a composite flower such as the tansy) consisting of disc florets only
a disclike object


(ˈdɪs kɔɪd)

also dis•coi′dal,

1. having the form of a disk; flat and circular.
2. (of a composite flower) having a disk without rays.
[1785–95; < Late Latin discoīdēs < Greek diskoeidḗs quoit-shaped]
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Adj.1.discoid - having a flat circular shape
circular, round - having a circular shape


adj discoide
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