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discoid

[′dis‚kȯid]
(biology)
Being flat and circular in form.
Any structure shaped like a disc.
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It was customary to bury the dead in an eastward-looking position and to mark the grave at the head, generally with a discoidal stela that could include the name of the deceased, the date of death, and Christian signs such as the monogram of Christ or a cross.
Cholesterol efflux mediated by ABCA1 results in the formation of discoidal HDL, containing two, three, or four molecules of apoA-I per particle.
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In the "belt formation" model, two or more apolipoprotein molecules A-I (apoA-I) arrange like a belt around alkyl chains of the lipid bilayer resulting in a discoidal structure [22].
Ascoma histerotecial a apotecial, cuando forma histerotecios, estos 1-4 mm de largo y 0.5-1 mm de ancho, naviculares, alargados, rectos o flexuosos cuando jovenes, con los extremos agudos, algunos son triradiados, negros, carbonaceos, errumpentes, superficiales, gregarios, raramente solitarios, cuando maduros o con la humedad abren de forma irregular a discoidal, tomando la forma apotecial, 2-4 mm de diam., mostrando el epitecio de color naranja a naranja rojizo, con los margenes estriados, involutos.
Cabe referirse, por un lado, a ciertas fibulas, de puentes moldurados y cabecera perforada, con el apendice caudal muy desarrollado formado por dos cuerpos geometricos superpuestos, una pieza discoidal en disposicion lateral y, sobre ella, un alveolo lanceolado, en posicion frontal, elementos ambos disenados, a diferencia de nuestros ejemplares, para albergar cabujones de pasta vitrea, con ejemplos en la necropolis de Arcobriga (Monreal de Ariza, prov.
For 3D spheroidal growth, 2D planar discoidal growth, and ID rod growth, C = 3, 2, and 1, respectively.