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  1. a solid having the form of a cylinder, especially one with an elliptical, as opposed to a circular, cross section.
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  1. 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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Examples from the Web for cylindroid

Historical Examples

  • The name “cylindroid” has been given to two different surfaces.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8


  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for cylindroid


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


  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.
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  1. Resembling a cylinder.
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