Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat or not quite conical; conoidal.
- adj. geometry Somewhat shaped like a cone or cones.
- adj. mycology Pertaining to the shape of the cap or other structures, somewhat cone shaped but not quite in a traditional conical form.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Slightly conical.
“The euenantiornithean Eoenantiornis has four subconical teeth in each premaxilla while there were probably six or seven teeth in each dentary, the rostral-most two of which were larger than the others (Zhou et al. 2005).”
“Its immense long-jawed skull and huge, subconical caniniform teeth were well suited for predation on other marine reptiles, and numerous Oxford Clay reptiles exhibit bite marks that match Liopleurodon teeth (Anderson 2005).”
“The teeth at the jaw tips were slender and subconical, so Phalarodon seems to have been a generalist, perhaps picking up small soft-bodied prey with the rostral teeth, and crushing big hard-shelled prey with the tribodont teeth further back.”
“Its skull was slender-jawed and, while its many subconical teeth were blunt-tipped, it lacked the huge tribodont teeth of Phalarodon.”
“The mountain forming the east wall of the ravine is the subconical one, seen to such advantage from Arghundee, it is of limestone, quite precipitous, with a few large bushes of, I do not know what; none of them being within reach, -- Ilex, and _Cupressus_.”
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