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discoid

[′dis‚kȯid]
(biology)
Being flat and circular in form.
Any structure shaped like a disc.
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In the field, bedding planes of strata that contain the discoidal structures were cleaned with bleach, gridded, mapped, and measured.
CHD patients also often have small discoidal HDL particles and decreased large [alpha]-1 and [alpha]-2 HDL particles.
Her vertically strung breastplate appears to be constructed of either discoidal or tubular beads rather than bone hairpipes.
Syfer Introduces Series of Discoidal Capacitor II-37
Tegmen relatively elongated, the subcosta is shorter than anal field, discoidal vein forked before median point.
Layer 3: within this layer discoidal flaking of small cores dominates, an approach that appears to have been adopted at the tail end of reduction--these cores and products are amongst the smallest from the site.
His loop necklace is constructed of either discoidal shell beads or bead-wrapped rolls.
Naturally occurring and bioengineered apoA-I mutations that inhibit the conversion of discoidal to spherical HDL: the abnormal HDL phenotypes can be corrected by treatment with LCAT.
Diagnosis: Shell globose to discoidal, minute to very large; occasionally reduced and shield-like; aperture lacking dentition; umbilicus open, except when shell is reduced (Schizoglossa).
The overlying siltstones are laminated and platy weathering, and contain discoidal siderite nodules.
Through the use of the Company's proprietary, discoidal ceramic filter technology, Pacific Aerospace & Electronics will manufacture miniaturized, through-bulkhead EMI/RFI filters to be used in the customer's hybrid MMIC-based microwave telecommunications modules.