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From Ancient Greek χοάνη (khoánē, funnel) +‎ -oid.


choanoid (comparative more choanoid, superlative most choanoid)

  1. (anatomy) funnel-shaped; applied particularly to a hollow muscle attached to the eyeball in many reptiles and mammals

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for choanoid in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)