adjective eu·cone \ˈyüˌkōn\
variants: less commonly



Definition of eucone

  1. :  having fully developed crystalline cones in the ommatidia —used of the eyes of insects and crustaceans — compare acone, exocone, pseudocone

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Origin and Etymology of eucone

eucone International Scientific Vocabulary eu- + cone; euconic from eucone + -ic

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