Specular

Definition of Specular

Spec´u`lar
a.1.Having the qualities of a speculum, or mirror; having a smooth, reflecting surface; as, a specular metal; a specular surface.
2.(Med.) Of or pertaining to a speculum; conducted with the aid of a speculum; as, a specular examination.
3.Assisting sight, as a lens or the like.
Thy specular orb
Apply to well-dissected kernels; lo!
In each observe the slender threads
Of first-beginning trees.
- J. Philips.
4.Affording view.
Specular iron
(Min.) See Hematite.

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mirrorlike, reflective
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