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Having the shape of half a cylinder (divided lengthways)
- ‘From early accounts onward, the microscopic structure of the edge has been envisioned as a rounded, hemicylindrical rim of hydrophilic headgroups that protects the hydrophobic bilayer interior from contact with water.’
- ‘The wrapping straps are attached so that when they are engaged, they align the two hemicylindrical forms to form a single cylinder.’
- ‘The ceiling is hemicylindrical in shape and is about 30 metres off the floor.’
- ‘Affected individuals have characteristic facial manifestations that include a long narrow facies, a broad hemicylindrical nose, with lack of alar flare, and a thin upper vermilion.’
- ‘Set up a diode laser and a hemicylindrical acrylic prism to observe the phenomenon of total internal refraction.’
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