[ ang-kon ]
/ ˈæŋ kɒn /
noun, plural an·co·nes [ang-koh-neez] /æŋˈkoʊ niz/.
Architecture. a bracket or console, as one supporting part of a cornice.
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Origin of ancon
1700–10; < Latin < Greek ankṓn elbow
OTHER WORDS FROM anconan·co·nal [ang-kohn-l] /æŋˈkoʊn l/, an·co·ne·al [ang-koh-nee-uh l] /æŋˈkoʊ ni əl/, adjectivean·con·oid, adjectivesub·an·co·ne·al, adjective
Words nearby ancon
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Example sentences from the Web for anconal
Anconal aspect of the distal extremity of the right humerus of "Meleagris antiquus" of Marsh.The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting|Edward A. McIlhenny
British Dictionary definitions for anconal
/ (ˈæŋkɒn) /
noun plural ancones (æŋˈkəʊniːz)
architect a projecting bracket or console supporting a cornice
a former technical name for elbow
Derived forms of anconanconal (æŋˈkəʊnəl) or anconeal (æŋˈkəʊnɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for ancon
C18: from Greek ankōn a bend
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Medical definitions for anconal
[ ăng′kə-nəl, ăng-kō′- ]
Relating to the elbow.
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