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or ob·con·ic

[ob-kon-i-kuh l or ob-kon-ik]
adjective Botany.
  1. conical, with the attachment at the pointed end.
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Origin of obconical

First recorded in 1800–10; ob- + conical
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Examples from the Web for obconic

Historical Examples of obconic

  • The obconic calyculus is always represented in the outline if not in definite structure.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

  • Involucres sessile, obconic or pyriform, perforated at the apex, continuous with the thallus at base.

British Dictionary definitions for obconic



  1. botany (of a fruit or similar part) shaped like a cone and attached at the pointed end
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