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cylindroid

[ sil-in-droid ]
/ ˈsɪl ɪnˌdrɔɪd /
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noun
a solid having the form of a cylinder, especially one with an elliptical, as opposed to a circular, cross section.
adjective
resembling a cylinder.
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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
/ (ˈsɪlɪnˌdrɔɪd) /

noun
a cylinder with an elliptical cross section
adjective
resembling a cylinder
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Medical definitions for cylindroid

cylindroid
[ sĭlən-droid′ ]

n.
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.
adj.
Resembling a cylinder.
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