conchitis con·chi·tis (kŏng-kī’tĭs)
Inflammation of a concha.


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    1. a combining form meaning “shell; shell-like structure”, used in the formation of compound words: conchology.

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    [kong-koh-wer, kon-uh-hoo r, kon-oo r] /ˈkɒŋ koʊ wər, ˈkɒn əˌhʊər, ˈkɒn ʊər/ noun, Irish Legend. 1. a king of Ulster, the uncle of Cuchulainn and the abductor of Deirdre. /ˈkɒŋkəʊwə; ˈkɒnʊə/ noun 1. (in Irish legend) a king of Ulster at about the beginning of the Christian era See also Deirdre

  • Conchoid

    [kong-koid] /ˈkɒŋ kɔɪd/ noun, Geometry. 1. a plane curve such that if a straight line is drawn from a certain fixed point, called the pole of the curve, to the curve, the part of the line intersected between the curve and its asymptote is always equal to a fixed distance. Equation: r = b ± […]

  • Conchoidal

    [kong-koid-l] /kɒŋˈkɔɪd l/ adjective, Mineralogy. 1. noting a shell-like fracture form produced on certain minerals by a blow. /kɒŋˈkɔɪdəl/ adjective 1. (of the fracture of minerals and rocks) having smooth shell-shaped convex and concave surfaces 2. (of minerals and rocks, such as flint) having such a fracture conchoidal (kŏng-koid’l) Of or relating to a mineral […]

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