crystalline cone

noun

: a transparent conical refractive body that functions as a lens in each ommatidium of the compound eye of many arthropods

Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crystalline cone was in 1830

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“Crystalline cone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crystalline%20cone. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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