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”).
[kohn-flou-er] /ˈkoʊnˌflaʊ ər/ noun 1. any of several composite plants of Rudbeckia, Echinacea, and other genera, having usually with yellow rays and a brown or black disk. 2. any of various allied plants, as the prairie coneflower. /ˈkəʊnˌflaʊə/ noun 1. any North American plant of the genera Rudbeckia, Ratibida, and Echinacea, which have rayed flowers […]
- Cone granule
cone granule n. The nucleus of a retinal cell connecting with one of the cones.
[kohn-hed] /ˈkoʊnˌhɛd/ noun, Slang. 1. a stupid person. 2. Usually Disparaging. an intellectual, especially one with little or no interest in mundane affairs. noun
[kon-l-rad] /ˈkɒn lˌræd/ noun 1. a system formerly used by the U.S. civil defense system to prevent enemy planes or missiles from homing on radio and television frequencies.
[kohn-nohz] /ˈkoʊnˌnoʊz/ noun 1. any of several bloodsucking assassin bugs of the genus Triatoma, some of which inflict a painful bite and serve as vectors of Chagas’ disease.