conical papilla n.
Any of numerous projections on the back of the tongue, scattered among, similar to, but shorter than the filiform papillae.
noun, Horology. 1. a clock pendulum oscillating in a circle rather than in a straight line.
[kon-ik] /ˈkɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. Also, conical. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a . noun 2. Geometry. . /ˈkɒnɪk/ adjective 1. noun 2. another name for conic section adj. 1560s, “pertaining to a cone,” from Latin conicus, from Greek konikos “cone-shaped,” from konos (see cone).
[kon-i-koid, koh-ni-] /ˈkɒn ɪˌkɔɪd, ˈkoʊ nɪ-/ noun, Geometry. 1. a quadric, especially a hyperboloid, paraboloid, or ellipsoid.
noun, Cartography. 1. a map projection based on the concept of projecting the earth’s surface on a conical surface, which is then unrolled to a plane surface. noun 1. a map projection on which the earth is shown as projected onto a cone with its apex over one of the poles and with parallels of […]