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con·cha  (kngk)
n. pl. con·chae (-k)
1. Anatomy Any of various structures, such as the external ear, that resemble a shell in shape. Also called conch.
2. Architecture The half dome over an apse.

[Late Latin, semidome, from Latin, mussel shell; see conch.]

conchal (-kl) adj.
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