anything shaped like a cone:
sawdust piled up in a great cone; the cone of a volcano.
Anatomy. one of the cone-shaped cells in the retina of the eye, sensitive to color and intensity of light.
Compare (def 17).
one of a series of cone-shaped markers placed along a road, as around an area of highway construction, especially to exclude or divert motor vehicles.
(in a taper thread screw or bevel gear) an imaginary cone or frustum of a cone concentric to the axis and defining the pitch surface or one of the extremities of the threads or teeth.
verb (used with object), coned, coning.
to shape like a cone or a segment of a cone.
anything that tapers from a circular section to a point, such as a wafer shell used to contain ice cream
a small cone-shaped bollard used as a temporary traffic marker on roads
Also called retinal cone. any one of the cone-shaped cells in the retina of the eye, sensitive to colour and bright light
(transitive) to shape like a cone or part of a cone
1560s, from Middle French cone (16c.) or directly from Latin conus “a cone, peak of a helmet,” from Greek konos “cone, spinning top, pine cone,” perhaps from PIE root *ko- “to sharpen” (cf. Sanskrit sanah “whetstone,” Latin catus “sharp,” Old English han “stone”).
coniofibrosis co·ni·o·fi·bro·sis (kō’nē-ō-fī-brō’sĭs) n. Fibrosis, especially of the lungs, caused by dust.
/ˌkəʊnɪˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. a variant spelling of koniology noun the scientific study of dust in the atmosphere and its effects on plant and animal life; also written koniology See koniology Word Origin Greek konis ‘dust’
coniophage co·ni·o·phage (kō’nē-ə-fāj’) n. See alveolar macrophage.
noun a fear of dust; also written koniophobia See koniophobia Word Origin Greek konis ‘dust’