surface as if projected upon the surface of a cone; much used by makers of maps in Europe. Conical
surface (Geom.), a surface described by a right line moving along any curve and always passing through
a fixed point that is not in the plane of that curve.
(Con"ic), n. (Math.) A conic section.
(Con`i*cal"i*ty) n. Conicalness.
(Con"ic*al*ly) adv. In the form of a cone.
(Con"ic*al*ness), n. State or quality of being conical.
(Con"i*co-) a. [See Conic.] A combining form, meaning somewhat resembling a cone; as,
conico-cylindrical, resembling a cone and a cylinder; conico-hemispherical; conico-subulate.
(Con"i*coid) a. [Conic + -oid.] (Math.) Same as Conoidal.
1. That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections.
2. Conic sections.
(||Co*nid"i*um) n.; pl. Conida [NL.] (Bot.) A peculiar kind of reproductive cell found in certain
fungi, and often containing zoöspores.
(Co"ni*fer) n. [L. conifer; conus cone + ferre to bear: cf. F. conifère.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub
bearing cones; one of the order Coniferae, which includes the pine, cypress, and (according to some)
(Co*nif"er*in) n. (Chem.) A glucoside extracted from the cambium layer of coniferous trees
as a white crystalline substance.
(Co*nif"er*ous) a. (a) Bearing cones, as the pine and cypress. (b) Pertaining to the order
Coniferae, of which the pine tree is the type.
(Co"ni*form) a. [Cone + -form: cf. F. coniforme.] Cone-shaped; conical.
(Co*ni"ine) n. See Conine.
(Co"ni*mene) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Chem.) Same as Olibene.
(Co"nine) n. [From Conium.] (Chem.) A powerful and very poisonous vegetable alkaloid found
in the hemlock (Conium maculatum) and extracted as a colorless oil, C8H17N, of strong repulsive odor
and acrid taste. It is regarded as a derivative of piperidine and likewise of one of the collidines. It occasions
a gradual paralysis of the motor nerves. Called also coniine, coneine, conia, etc. See Conium, 2.
(||Co`ni*ros"ter) n. [NL.] (Zoöl.) One of the Conirostres.
(Co`ni*ros"tral) a. (Zoöl.) Belonging to the Conirostres.
(||Co`ni*ros"tres) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. conus cone + rostrum beak: cf. F. conirostre.] (Zoöl.)
A tribe of perching birds, including those which have a strong conical bill, as the finches.
(Con`i*sor") n. [Obs.] See Cognizor.