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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.