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Diameter

Synonym(s)

  • calibre

Definition(s)

The length of a straight line that extends from one edge of an object, through its center and to the opposite edge. It is usually used to measure the size of round or spherical shapes.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014