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semiellipse

[sem-ee-i-lips, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i ɪˈlɪps, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
noun, Geometry
1.
a half ellipse, usually one containing both ends of the major axis.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; semi- + ellipse
Related forms
semielliptic
[sem-ee-i-lip-tik, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i ɪˈlɪp tɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ (Show IPA),
semielliptical, adjective
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