Spec"u*lar (?), a. [L. specularis (cf., from the same root, specula a lookout, watchtower): cf. F. sp'eculaire. See Speculum.]


Having the qualities of a speculum, or mirror; having a smooth, reflecting surface; as, a specular metal; a specular surface.

2. Med.

Of or pertaining to a speculum; conducted with the aid of a speculum; as, a specular examination.


Assisting sight, as a lens or the like.


Thy specular orb Apply to well-dissected kernels; lo! In each observe the slender threads Of first-beginning trees. J. Philips.


Affording view.

[R.] "Look once more, ere we leave this specular mount."


Specular iron. Min. See Hematite.


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