Re: Need a word

Subject: Re: Need a word
From: Matthew Helmke <matthew -at- matthewhelmke -dot- com>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:06:41 -0500

If they weren't touching, I would say the outer one circumscribes the
inner. Since they touch, I'm not positive the word is what you want. I'm
stretching, but maybe you could say the inner is circumscribed by the
outer, with one tangent point?


On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Imagine two amoeba-like shapes, one smaller than the other. Both are only
> represented by their outlines. The smaller amoeba outline appears to have
> been ingested by the larger amoeba outline, but its boundary does touch
> that of its larger brethren.
>
> I'm looking for an adjective to describe this condition that is similar to
> concentric or conjoined, neither of which are 100% accurate in describing
> this item. The best I've come up with to date is to describe the larger
> amoeba as the "surrounding region" of the smaller amoeba.
>
> Ideas?
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