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[Gr. kōnos, pine cone]
1. A solid or hollow three-dimensional figure with a circular base and sides sloping up to a point. 2. In the outer layer of the retina, any of the flask-shaped cells that are stimulated by the wavelengths of light of different colors. The cones are essential for color discrimination. SYN: SEE: retinal cone; SEE: cone cell SEE: retina for illus.; SEE: rod; SEE: rod cell 3. A hollow, tapered, cylindrical device used in upper-extremity exercise to improve grasp, coordination, and range of motion. 4. A device on a dental radiography machine that indicates the direction of the central beam and helps to establish the desired source-to-film distance.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Cone." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761872/2/cone.
Cone. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761872/2/cone. Accessed September 22, 2019.
Cone. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761872/2/cone
Cone [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 September 22]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761872/2/cone.
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