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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Corolla purple-magenta, basally white; tube sigmoid and dorsally curved, 6-7.6 cm long, 1.4-1.6 cm wide at the widest part (which coincides with the corolla apex where the ventral lobe originates); basally gibbous, gibbosity 0.6-1 x 0.2-0.4 cm; limb bilabiate, oblique, upper limb formed by the two dorsal lobes (which form an ample galea) and the two lateral triangular lobes, the ventral lobe 1.8-3 x 0.1-0.3 cm; corolla outside translucent sericeous, inside sparsely pilose (4 celled-trichomes), the limb densely glandular (2-4-celled trichomes plus the glandular head).
Pronotum at basal region and median gibbosity usually with dense white or light brown pubescence; median gibbosity with 2 subparallel, narrow, brown or dark brown strips anterior and posterior to median transverse sulcus (figs.
Ibrahim added that the team carried out two voluntary projects since its establishment, indicating that the first one aimed to increase health awareness of gibbosity and scoliosis diseases among the youth between ages 12 and 18 given that school bags and desks are among their main causes.
Corolla erect, yellow, the tube straight, slightly constricted at base and throat, curved downwards at the limb; 2.4 cm long, 0.6 cm wide at the middle, 0.3 cm wide at the constricted base, 0.4 cm at the troat; base dorsally gibbous, gibbosity 0.3 x 0.5 cm; limb bilabiate, the lobes patent, the two dorsal oblong, the others acute, 0.7 x 0.3 cm; corolla red outside and pilose at the middle of the tube, translucent at the limb; inside glandular with 2 celled trichomes, along the tube, whereas at the limb glandular only on the two dorsal lobes, with the two lateral and the ventral lobes glabrous.