Synonyms: = complanate, < flattened
Category: solid shape
Definition: Flattened bilaterally, parallel to the longitudinal axis, as though pressed or squeezed from opposing sides, the external surface otherwise basically convex. Used alone, this term usually implies a strong degree of flattening, otherwise, it is often used in combination with some other term that describes the overall shape exclusive of ("before") flattening, e.g., compressed-ovoid. See also depressed, obcompressed.