One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for lenticular (sense 1)
- ‘This Minoan seal is lentoid, which describes its shape when viewed in profile.’
- ‘Images of goats, birds, trees, and other plants decorate both sides of this lentoid flask.’
- ‘Five hydrospire pores are also big, elliptical or thickly lentoid.’
Late 19th century: from Latin lens, lent- ‘lentil’ + -oid.
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