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spheroidal

[sfi-roid-l] /sfɪˈrɔɪd l/
adjective
1.
pertaining to a spheroid or spheroids.
2.
shaped like a spheroid; approximately spherical.
Also, spheroidic.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; spheroid + -al1
Related forms
spheroidally, spheroidically, adverb
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Examples from the web for spheroidal
  • It is situated on a plane anterior to the other carpal bones and is spheroidal in form.
  • And according to the opposing side, a planet is a non-self-luminous spheroidal body orbiting a star.
  • As a result, they weather more quickly, producing rounded hoodoos through a process called spheroidal weathering.
  • The proposed research is aimed at developing models for deformation of wet soils containing interacting spheroidal pores.
British Dictionary definitions for spheroidal

spheroidal

/sfɪəˈrɔɪdəl/
adjective
1.
shaped like an ellipsoid of revolution; approximately spherical
2.
of or relating to an ellipsoid of revolution
Derived Forms
spheroidally, spheroidically, adverb
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