a solid having the form of a cylinder, especially one with an elliptical, as opposed to a circular, cross section.
Origin of cylindroid
First recorded in 1655–65, cylindroid
is from the Greek
cylinderlike. See cylinder
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British Dictionary definitions for cylindroid
a cylinder with an elliptical cross section
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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.
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