conoid

adjective

co·​noid ˈkō-ˌnȯid How to pronounce conoid (audio)
variants or conoidal
: shaped like or nearly like a cone
conoid shells
conoid pottery
conoid noun

Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conoid was in 1570

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Cite this Entry

“Conoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conoid. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

conoid

1 of 2 adjective
co·​noid ˈkō-ˌnȯid How to pronounce conoid (audio)
variants or conoidal
: shaped like or nearly like a cone

conoid

2 of 2 noun
: a cone-shaped structure
especially : a hollow organelle shaped like a truncated cone that occurs at the anterior end of the organism in some developmental stages of some sporozoans (as of the genus Sarcocystis)
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