conus

noun

co·​nus ˈkō-nəs How to pronounce conus (audio)
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capitalized : a very large genus (the type of the family Conidae) of tropical marine snails comprising the cones and including many harmless forms and a few chiefly in the southwest Pacific that are highly dangerous because they are capable of biting with the radula and injecting a paralytic venom that has been known to cause death in humans
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“Conus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/conus. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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