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From Middle English, oblike, from Latin oblÄ«quus (“slanting, sideways, indirect, envious")
Middle English from Old French from Latin oblīquus
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Their mouth is of moderate width, oblique, and armed with small but firmly set teeth.
Note thick walls and oblique slit-like pits with opposite inclination on the two sides of the cell seen in surface view.
S, Optical section of part of thick-walled stereid of Phanerogam, with almost obliterated cavity and narrow slit-like oblique pits.
In this the crowns of the molars are more or less shortened, with their cusps either arranged in longitudinal lines, or forming four upper and three lower more or less distinct oblique ridges.
The face is flat and wide, the nose short, the mouth large and the eyes only slightly oblique.
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