- pertaining to or having the form of an ellipsoid.
Origin of ellipsoidal
Related Words for ellipsoidalelliptical, oval, ovoid, oblong, egg-shaped, elongate, long, ovate, ellipsoidal, rectangular, oviform, elliptic
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Historical Examples of ellipsoidal
The cups are small, varying much in color and the sporidia are ellipsoidal.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Here it is usually enclosed in the cephalis and is spherical, ellipsoidal or spheroidal, often flattened almost into a disc.
Cortical shell twice as long as broad, with rough surface, four times as large as the ellipsoidal medullary shell.
Differs from the preceding in the ellipsoidal form of both medullary shells, and in the finer structure of the spongy framework.
The Ellipsoidal Central Capsule, with one axis elongated, so that it becomes the vertical main axis of the body.