cylindroid

[sil-in-droid]
adjective
  1. resembling a cylinder.

Origin of cylindroid

First recorded in 1655–65, cylindroid is from the Greek word kylindroeidḗs cylinderlike. See cylinder, -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for cylindroid

cylindroid

noun
  1. a cylinder with an elliptical cross section
adjective
  1. resembling a cylinder
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cylindroid in Medicine

cylindroid

[sĭlən-droid′]
n.
  1. A cylindrical surface or solid all of whose sections perpendicular to the elements are elliptical.
  2. A mucous thread with pointed or split ends, observed microscopically in the urine, and resembling a urinary cast.
adj.
  1. Resembling a cylinder.
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