limaçon

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From French limaçon, ultimately from Latin limax (snail).

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limaçon (plural limaçons)

  1. (geometry) A plane curve with polar equation \rho = a + b\,\sin\,\theta or \rho = a + b\,\cos\,\theta, of which the cardioid is a special case.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From limace +‎ -on.

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limaçon m (plural limaçons)

  1. snail
  2. spiral staircase

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