Definition of rhamphoid in English:

rhamphoid

(also ramphoid)

adjective

Mathematics
  • Designating a cusp at which the two branches of the curve lie on the same side of the common tangent, i.e. they have their concavity in the same direction. Contrasted with "keratoid".

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek ῥάμϕος beak, of uncertain origin + -oid, after French ramphoïde, noun.

Pronunciation

rhamphoid

/ˈramfɔɪd/