conus definition

  • noun:
    • A cone.
    • A cone.
    • A Linnean genus of mollusks having a conical shell. See Cone, n., 4.
    • In physiology, a conical or conoid construction or organ.
    • [capitalized] In conchology, the conventional genus of the family Conidæ (which see), and in some systems conterminous with it: so-named through the conical figure of those shells.
    • A patch of atrophied choroid nearby the optic papilla in myopia.

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