a solid geometrical figure similar in shape to a sphere, as an ellipsoid.
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How to use spheroid in a sentence
Left to their own devices, spheroid xenobots could generally create only one more generation before dying out, the researchers found.Tiny living machines called xenobots can create copies of themselves | Laura Sanders | December 3, 2021 | Science News
The live feed appears on a spheroid TV that looks like an astronaut’s helmet and directly faces the Buddha.
The tissue folded itself into a spheroid with its fibers forming a pattern like lines of longitude on Earth.The Math of Living Things - Issue 102: Hidden Truths | Sidney Perkowitz | June 23, 2021 | Nautilus
In a paper in Science Robotics, the researchers describe how they took stem cells from frog embryos and allowed them to grow into clumps of several thousand cells called spheroids.Xenobots 2.0: These Living Robots Self-Assemble From Frog Skin Cells | Edd Gent | April 2, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Next you might find the volume for a half-cone or a spheroid.
Although we have for convenience termed the earth a flattened spheroid, it is only such in a very general sense.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Its shape is not absolutely spherical, but spheroid—that is, flattened at the poles.Astronomy for Amateurs | Camille Flammarion
"He loves to call a football an 'illusive spheroid,'" chuckled another chap.Left Tackle Thayer | Ralph Henry Barbour
Pithos, pith′os, n. a large spheroid Greek earthenware vase.
The spores of this species are spheroid-tetrahedral, the three radiating angles marked with slender vittæ, or bands.Beautiful Ferns | Daniel Cady Eaton
British Dictionary definitions for spheroid
maths another name for ellipsoid of revolution
shaped like but not exactly a sphere
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Scientific definitions for spheroid
A three-dimensional geometric surface generated by rotating an ellipse on or about one of its axes.
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