gibbous

views updated

gib·bous / ˈgibəs/ • adj. (of the moon) having the observable illuminated part greater than a semicircle and less than a circle. ∎  convex or protuberant: gibbous eyes.DERIVATIVES: gib·bos·i·ty / giˈbäsitē/ n.gib·bous·ly adv.gib·bous·ness n.

gibbous

views updated

gibbous convex; hump-backed. XIV. — late L. gibbōsus, f. gibbus hump.
So gibbosity XIV.