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Meaning of DISCOID

Pronunciation:  'diskoyd

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  having a flat circular shape

DISCOID is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: circular, discoidal, disklike, round



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis"coid\, a. [Gr. ? quoit-shaped, ? a round plate,
    quoit + ? form, shape: cf. F. disco["i]de. See {Disk}.]
    Having the form of a disk, as those univalve shells which
    have the whorls in one plane, so as to form a disk, as the
    pearly nautilus.
    {Discoid flower} (Bot.), a compound flower, consisting of
       tubular florets only, as a tansy, lacking the rays which
       are seen in the daisy and sunflower.
  2. \Dis"coid\, n.
    Anything having the form of a discus or disk; particularly, a
    discoid shell.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Having the form of a disk; discoid flower; a compound flower not radiated but with tubular florets.