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con·choi·dal

 (kŏng-koid′l)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a surface characterized by smooth, shell-like convexities and concavities, as on fractured obsidian.

[From Greek konkhoeidēs, mussellike : konkho-, concho- + -oeidēs, -oid.]

con·choi′dal·ly adv.

conchoidal

(kɒŋˈkɔɪdəl)
adj
1. (Geological Science) (of the fracture of minerals and rocks) having smooth shell-shaped convex and concave surfaces
2. (Geological Science) (of minerals and rocks, such as flint) having such a fracture
conˈchoidally adv

con•choi•dal

(kɒŋˈkɔɪd l)

adj.
denoting a fracture shape whose surface resembles the inside of a clamshell, characteristic of certain minerals.
[1660–70]
con•choi′dal•ly, adv.
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Arrow 2 points to the conchoidal fracturing of chert.
The prisms appear to lack internal subunits and fractures through individual prisms are conchoidal rather than along specific planes.
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While the flakes share characteristics - such as sharp edges and conchoidal fractures - with hominin stone tools, they are not used as such by the monkeys.
It was opaque black with a vitreous lustre and a surface that showed conchoidal fracture patterns.
Essa rocha, que apresenta diferentes graus de friabilidade, e formada por areias de diferente granularidade que podem se encontrar cimentadas por processos diversos, as vezes por um cimento silicoso (arenito silicificado), outras por se encontrar em intercalacoes com o basalto da Formacao Serra Geral, situacao na qual se forma um quartzito de fratura conchoidal (INSUGEO 2007; Grupo Consultor Mesopotamico 2006-2009; Remesal y Chavez 2014).
Silcretes are brittle, often with a lustrous conchoidal fracture, and very resistant to weathering.
In addition, black, fine-grained, conchoidal rocks are common in archaeological contexts in the Mackenzie Valley, and qualitative visual comparison of rock types is susceptible to observer error (cf.
FRACTURE SCALE: l=premature(planar)fracture; 2=uneven; 3=poor conchoidal; 4=medium conchoidal; 5=good conchoidal
SEM images indicate a high degree of conchoidal fracturing, possible triple point morphology typical of tripoli, and particle sizes ranging from 10-30 microns.
The best quality were deemed to be of French or English origin, translucent with a smooth surface of a "uniform tint of light yellow or brown color, and slightly conchoidal fracture.