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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.
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Adj.1.discoidal - having a flat circular shape
circular, round - having a circular shape
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The specimens are discoidal, lenticular, and symmetrically biconvex and their diameter range in size from 2mm to 6mm.
The expelled placenta is a flattened discoidal mass with an approximately circular or oval outline.
We recently developed a peptide-based approach that overcomes both these issues by using antibody-conjugated porous discoidal nanoparticles (NanoDisks) to (a) bind Mtb-specific CFP-10 and ESAT-6 peptides present in digested serum samples of TB cases and (b) enhance their quantitative detection by bench-top MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry (MS) (19).
Estas tienen una morfologia discoidal con un agujero central (Carrion 2015), que coincide con la morfologia referida para las cuentas previamente descubiertas.
The tombstones form part of a long tradition of funerary stelae in the Basque Country, which are found in discoidal and tabular, as well as in cross-vertical forms, in addition to horizontal slabs (Leizaola, 1994) (Figure 1).
Another reason may be the appearance of "active" cholesterol in the nanodiscs due to the heterogeneity of the distribution of cholesterol in discoidal lipoproteins.