conchoid

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 16 Jul. 2024.

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