discoid


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discoid

[′dis‚kȯid]
(biology)
Being flat and circular in form.
Any structure shaped like a disc.
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Relationships between numbers of vein galls and discoid and spherical galls/leaflet; numbers of spherical galls and discoid galls/leaflet; and areas ([mm.
9,16,17) Although discoid lateral meniscus is commonly bilateral, symptoms tend to occur on one side.
Whereas some of these reported discoids may represent genuine fossil discoveries, most represent other phenomena.
Again an uncommon eczematous reaction to the drug, presenting as typical discoid eczema (Figure 9).
Discoid lupus erythematosus and X-linked chronic granulomatous disease.
Stifftieae (Table 11), a small tribe of six genera (Chimantaea, Quelchia, Stenopadus, Stifftia, Stomatochaeta, and Wunderlichia) and 48 species, was established by David Don in 1830 and then resurrected by Pruski (2004) and Jeffrey (2004) to include genera with strictly discoid capitula and dorsally rugulose to papillose styles.
Other therapeutic uses of chloroquine include amebic liver abscess, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic or discoid lupus erythematosus.
Oysters at lower densities showed a decrease in SH:SI ratio indicative of increased cupping as well as a reduction in SH:SW indicating a trend toward more discoid or rounded form.
Combined data from LDL composition and size measurement are compatible with a discoid particle shape.
Discoid lupus erythematosus was diagnosed on the basis of a positive skin biopsy and a serum ANF of 1:20.