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Synonyms: < flattened

Category: solid shape


Definition: Flattened adaxially and abaxially, parallel to the longitudinal axis, as though pressed or squeezed from the upper and lower surfaces, 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., obcompressed-lanceoloid. See also compressed (complanate), depressed.