cylindrical

or cy·lin·dric

[si-lin-dri-kuh l or si-lin-drik]

adjective

of, relating to, or having the form of a cylinder.

Origin of cylindrical

1640–50; < New Latin cylindric(us) (< Greek kylindrikós; see cylinder, -ic) + -al1
Related formscy·lin·dri·cal·i·ty, cy·lin·dri·cal·ness, nouncy·lin·dri·cal·ly, adverbsub·cy·lin·dric, adjectivesub·cy·lin·dri·cal, adjective
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Related Words for cylindrical

circular, round, columnar

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British Dictionary definitions for cylindrical

cylindrical

cylindric (sɪˈlɪndrɪk)

adjective

of, shaped like, or characteristic of a cylinder
Derived Formscylindricality or cylindricalness, nouncylindrically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cylindrical
adj.

1640s, probably from cylindric (but this is attested only from 1680s), from Greek kylindrikos, from kylindros (see cylinder) + -al (1).

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cylindrical in Medicine

cylindrical

[sə-lĭndrĭ-kəl]

adj.

Of, relating to, or having the shape of a cylinder, especially of a circular cylinder.
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