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adjective 
  1. Characterized by convex, convexity; protuberant.
  2. (astronomy) Phase of moon between first quarter and full or between full and last quarter.
  3. humpback, Humpbacked.
Etymology: From gibbus "hump," probably cognate with cubare "to bend oneself, lie down," Italian gobba "humpback," Greek (kyphos) "humpback, bent," (kybos) "cube, vertebra".


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