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con·choi·dal

(kon-koy'dăl),
Shaped like a shell; having alternate convexities and concavities on the surface.
[concha + G. eidos, appearance]
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conchoidal

(kŏng-koy′dăl) [″ + eidos, form, shape]
Shell-shaped.
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con·choi·dal

(kŏn-koydăl)
Shaped like a shell; having alternate convexities and concavities on the surface.
[concha + G. eidos, appearance]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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