Definition of conoid in English:

conoid

Line breaks: con¦oid
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊnɔɪd
 
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chiefly Zoology

adjective

(also conoidal /-ˈnɔɪd(ə)l/) Approximately conical in shape.
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  • The introduction of the conoidal bullet in the mid-nineteenth century greatly increased the range, accuracy, and striking power of small-arms fire, and in the Civil War rifle fire accounted for most battle casualties.
  • He pulled himself up to its conoidal head and stared down.
  • Rather, the coracoclavicular ligament (trapezoid and conoid ligaments) provides the major structural support for the joint and is the primary ligament injured in an AC sprain, otherwise known as a separated shoulder.

noun

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A conoid object: her hull was a conoid, tapering toward the bow
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  • Optimization indicates that the ancestors at nodes marking the divergence of kathablepharids and alveolates possessed ‘conoids.’
  • One step required knowing the location of the centre of gravity of any segment of a parabolic conoid.
  • The conoid of apicomplexans is considered here to be the same character as the feeding apparatus of perkinsids, perhaps suctorian ciliates, and kathablepharids.

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