conchoid

noun
con·​choid | \ ˈkäŋˌkȯid, ˈkänˌ- also ˈkȯŋˌ- \
plural -s

Definition of conchoid

1 : a plane curve determined as the collection of pairs of points located on converging rays crossing a fixed line or curve from which each point of the pair is equidistant, measured along a ray

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History and Etymology for conchoid

Greek konchoeidēs, literally, conchlike, from konch- conch- + -oeidēs -oid

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“Conchoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conchoid. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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