Spec"u*lar(?), a. [L. specularis (cf., from the same root, specula a lookout, watchtower): cf. F. spculaire. See Speculum.] 1. Having the qualities of a speculum, or mirror; having a smooth, reflecting surface; as, a specular metal; a specular surface.
(Med.) Of or pertaining to a speculum; conducted with the aid of a speculum; as, a
3. Assisting sight, as a lens or the like.
Thy specular orbJ. Philips.
Apply to well-dissected kernels; lo!
In each observe the slender threads
Of first-beginning trees.
4. Affording view.
[R.] "Look once more, ere we leave this specular mount."
(Min.) See Hematite.
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