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discoid

 [dis´koid]
1. disk-shaped.
2. a disklike medicated tablet.
3. a disk-shaped dental excavator designed to remove the carious dentin of a decayed tooth. See illustration.
Discoid. From Dorland's, 2000.

dis·coid

(dis'koyd),
1. Resembling a disk.
2. In dentistry, an excavating or carving instrument having a circular blade with a cutting edge around the periphery.
[disco- + G. eidos, appearance]

discoid

/dis·coid/ (dis´koid)
1. disk-shaped.
2. a dental instrument with a disklike or circular blade.
3. a disk-shaped dental excavator designed to remove the carious dentin of a decayed tooth.
Discoid.

discoid

(dĭs′koid′) also

discoidal

(dĭ-skoid′l)
adj.
1. Having a flat, circular form; disk-shaped.
2. Related to or having a disk.
3. Having disk flowers only. Used of a composite flower head.

dis′coid′ n.

discoid

[dis′koid]
Etymology: Gk, diskos, flat plate, eidos, form
having a flat, round shape.

dis·coid

(dis'koyd)
1. Resembling a disc.
2. dentistry An excavating or carving instrument having a circular blade with a cutting edge around the periphery.
[disco- + G. eidos, appearance]

dis·coid

(dis'koyd)
1. In dentistry, an excavating or carving instrument with a circular blade with a cutting edge around its periphery.
2. Resembling a disc.
[disco- + G. eidos, appearance]

discoid (dis´koid),

n a carving instrument with a blade of circular form that has a cutting edge around the entire periphery.
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Disclosing solution.

discoid

1. disk-shaped.
2. a disk-like medicated tablet.

discoid lupus erythematosus
discoid meniscus
an abnormality of the meniscus, usually lateral, in the stifle joint, reported in dogs. Instead of being semilunar in shape it is discoid; the frequency, clinical significance and cause are unclear.
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Discoids occur on both ripple crests and troughs of each of these beds.
Among all of this material, only rive examples occur of two discoids touching one another, and no examples occur of more than two discoids touching one another.
Discoids exhibit a range of preservational quality on the outcrop (Appendix 1).