gibbous

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gibbous

, gibbose
(of the moon or a planet) more than half but less than fully illuminated

gibbous

[′jib·əs]
(mathematics)
Bounded by convex curves.
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Synchronizing larval release with a particular lunar phase that exposes larvae to favorable environmental conditions may provide fitness benefits and has been observed in a wide array of marine taxa (Middaugh 1981; Robertson et al.
We focused our interpretation primarily on the interactions of lunar phase with time of day or treatment rather than the interactions with replicate, because the former related most directly to our hypotheses.
The changing lunar phase can be followed by making sketches on successive days, while more advanced observing programmes include drawing individual craters, mountains, etc.
Lunar phases are not related to the occurrence of acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death.
the appearance of the Moon, and its polarization are non-uniform and vary with lunar phase and libration.
The Cox-trained Lunar Phase has been placed first in a maiden at Windsor in April following a positive test for ranitidine from winner Izzi Top.
With respect to the sun, it also takes 29 1/2 days to complete the moon's lunar phase cycle, or one synodic month.
The influence of the lunar phase of tree felling on the properties of wood has been debated for centuries, but it is only recently that it has been the subject of rigorous study.
Logbook data from 1998 through 2000, comprising 2009 sets, indicated that swordfish (Xiphias gladius) catch-per unit of effort (CPUE) increased during the first and last quarter of the lunar phase, whereas albacore (Thunnus alalunga) CPUE was highest during the full moon.
i sought to describe activity patterns with regard to sex, lunar phase, and temperature.
These results imply that sampling of both genera can be undertaken at any time of the lunar phase.
The spa offers four signature treatments, each based on a corresponding lunar phase.