noun con·choid \ˈkäŋˌkȯid, ˈkänˌ- also ˈkȯŋˌ-\

Definition of conchoid



  1. 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

  2. 2 :  bulb of percussion

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Origin and Etymology of conchoid

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

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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