Conus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conus A cone.
    • Conus (Zoöl) A Linnean genus of mollusks having a conical shell. See Cone n., 4.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conus In anatomy, a conical or conoid structure or organ.
    • n conus [capitalized] In conchology, the typical genus of the family Conidæ (which see), and in some systems conterminous with it: so named from the conical figure of these shells. The cone-shells are numerous and many of them very beautiful; they are found in southern and tropical seas, and include fossil forms going back to the Chalk formation. Conus gloria-maris is a magnificent species. C. marmoreus is a common and characteristic example.
    • n conus A patch of atrophied choroid near the optic papilla in myopia.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a cone

Usage

In literature:

Conus maculosus is an inhabitant of the last-named locality.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
The Russian Conus has a fine concerto in E, and Sinding a most effective one in A major.
"Violin Mastery" by Frederick H. Martens
His first piano lessons were taken from G. A. Conus.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
Description des Especes du Genre Conus.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
The ventricle passes anteriorly into what is clearly the homologue of the conus arteriosus of other forms.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
With the reduction of the conus the bulbus arteriosus is enlarged.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
Amongst the Teleostomes the lower ganoids show a similar development of longitudinal rows of valves in the conus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
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