phragmocone

noun phrag·mo·cone \ˈfragməˌkōn\
variants: less commonly

phragmacone

\ˈfragməˌkōn\

Definition of phragmocone

plural

-s

  1. :  the thin conical chambered internal shell of a belemnite that is either straight or curved, is produced in front into a very thin process resembling a blade or leaf, and fits behind into a deep cavity in the anterior end of the guard

phragmoconic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of phragmocone

phragmocone International Scientific Vocabulary phragmo- (from Greek phragmos fence, fencing in, from phrassein, phrattein to enclose, fence in) + cone; phragmacone International Scientific Vocabulary phragma- (from Greek phragma fence) + cone


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