One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Geology. A lens-shaped body of distinct composition in a rock, especially an inclusion of feldspar or quartz.
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From phaco- + -oid, after ancient Greek ϕακοειδής having the shape of a lentil or lens, in Hellenistic Greek especially applied to the lens of the eye (also recorded as a Greek word in Latin context in Vesalius). With the adjective compare French phacoïde. With the noun compare slightly earlier phacoidal.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.