spheroid

[ sfeer-oid ]
/ ˈsfɪər ɔɪd /
Geometry

noun

a solid geometrical figure similar in shape to a sphere, as an ellipsoid.

adjective

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Origin of spheroid

1655–65; < Latin sphaeroīdēs < Greek sphairoeidḗs. See sphere, -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for spheroid

spheroid
/ (ˈsfɪərɔɪd) /

noun

maths another name for ellipsoid of revolution

adjective

shaped like but not exactly a sphere
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Medical definitions for spheroid

spheroid
[ sfîroid′, sfĕr- ]

adj.

Having a generally spherical shape.

Other words from spheroid

spheroid′ n.
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Scientific definitions for spheroid

spheroid
[ sfîroid′ ]

A three-dimensional geometric surface generated by rotating an ellipse on or about one of its axes.
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