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From the Latin lenticularis meaning ‘biconvex’ or ‘lens-shaped’, a form of cloud consisting of clearly defined, elongated lenses. The form is typical of lee-wave clouds and may affect such clouds as stratocumulus, altocumulus, and cirrocumulus. See also cloud classification.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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