convexity

convexity
1. The state of being convex. 2. A convex structure.
- cortical c. SYN: superolateral surface of cerebrum.

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con·vex·i·ty (kon-vekґsĭ-te) [L. convexitas] 1. the condition of being convex. 2. a rounded, somewhat elevated area on the surface of an organ or other structure.

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