conchoidal

adjective

con·​choi·​dal käŋ-ˈkȯi-dᵊl How to pronounce conchoidal (audio)
kän-
: having elevations or depressions shaped like the inside surface of a bivalve shell
conchoidally adverb

Word History

Etymology

Greek konchoeidēs like a mussel, from konchē

First Known Use

1666, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conchoidal was in 1666

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Cite this Entry

“Conchoidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conchoidal. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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