- a solid having the form of a cylinder, especially one with an elliptical, as opposed to a circular, cross section.
- resembling a cylinder.
Origin of cylindroid
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Examples from the Web for cylindroid
The name “cylindroid” has been given to two different surfaces.
Again, that wrenches of arbitrary amounts about two given screws compound into a wrench the locus of whose axis is a cylindroid.
If the fine, cylindroid filaments are seen they may then be examined with a power of 200 or 250 diameters.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- a cylinder with an elliptical cross section
- resembling a cylinder
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- A cylindrical surface or solid all of whose sections perpendicular to the elements are elliptical.
- A mucous thread with pointed or split ends, observed microscopically in the urine, and resembling a urinary cast.
- Resembling a cylinder.
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