crystalline cone


Definition of crystalline cone

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

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First Known Use of crystalline cone

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Crystalline cone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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