biconcave


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biconcave

 [bi-kon´kāv]
having two concave surfaces.

bi·con·cave

(bī-kon'kāv),
Concave on two sides; denoting especially a form of lens.
Synonym(s): concavoconcave

biconcave

adjective Referring to a structure which is concave on both sides, as in a binconcave lens.

bi·con·cave

(bī-kon'kāv)
Concave on two sides; denoting especially a form of lens.
Synonym(s): concavoconcave.
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The body of L2 vertebra had a biconcave shape, while the changes in L3 vertebra pointed to the crash fracture.
Canham, "The minimum energy of bending as a possible explanation of the biconcave shape of the human red blood cell," Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol.
Two lenses, which are able to transform the laser beam into a line beam, were used to make it clear to generate lamb wave: a biconcave lens and a rectangular cylinder lens.
The blend was lubricated with talc and magnesium stearate and mixing was done for additional 5 minutes and the resulting powder mixture was compressed into tablets using multipunch tabletting machine (AK Industries, Nakodar, Punjab, India) using 6.75 mm biconcave round die-punches.
The mature red blood cell (RBC) of the adult bovine is biconcave in shape [1, 2], has a width of 5-6 [micro]m, and has minimal central pallor and relatively long lifespan of approximately 130 days [3].
Deviations from the regular biconcave shape of a red blood cell are a significant indicator of blood-related diseases, whether they result from genetic abnormalities, from infectious agents, or simply from a chemical imbalance.
This cast considerable doubt over the veracity of the use of silver cones in curved canals because of the impossibility of the solid silver cone filling the biconcave shape.
Under these conditions, the HbS molecules polymerize to form intracellular fibers which are responsible for the deformation of the biconcave disc shaped erythrocyte into a sickle shape [3].
In their model, the erythrocytes were designed as spheres instead of biconcave, deformable objects.
These observations were made before the era of modern microscopy - although indeed Hodgkin used an early microscope and described the biconcave nature of red blood corpuscles.
Figure 4F) as circular biconcave discs with a diameter of 5-10 microns.