- Applied to a surface that is evenly curved outward, the segment of a sphere. [L. convexus, vaulted, arched, c., fr. con-veho, to bring together]
* * *con·vex kän-'veks; 'kän-., kən-' adj curved or rounded like the exterior of a sphere or circle <\convex lenses are used to correct for farsightedness>
* * *con·vex (kon-veksґ) [L. convexus] having a rounded, somewhat elevated surface, resembling a segment of the external surface of a sphere.
Medical dictionary. 2011.