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  1. obconic(Adjective)

    of a fruit, conical in shape and attached to the stalk by the pointed end.

  2. obconic(Adjective)

    Conical, but having the apex downward; inversely conical.

  3. Origin: ob- + conic

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  1. Obconic(adj)

    alt. of Obconical

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  1. Obconic

    In botany, an obconic is an inverted cone shape. The term is most frequently applied to certain fruit or hypanthium structures with the apical end attached to the stem; however, less frequently the usage may apply to the pistil structure. In the case of fungi the designation is often made to the ascospore. The use of obconic in botany dates to at least as early as the nineteenth century; however, some modern usage applies to an entire plant form, such as the shape of a whole shrub. More broadly, in geometry or design, the term can be assigned in an abstract manner to shapes in the natural or man-made world which show an inverted cone design.


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