of, pertaining to, or having the form of a cylinder.
Also, cylindric.

1640–50; < Neo-Latin cylindric(us) (< Greek kylindrikós; see cylinder, -ic) + -al1

cylindricality, cylindricalness, noun
cylindrically, adverb
subcylindric, adjective
subcylindrical, adjective Unabridged
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cylindrical or cylindric (sɪˈlɪndrɪkəl, sɪˈlɪndrɪk)
of, shaped like, or characteristic of a cylinder
cylindric or cylindric
cylindri'cality or cylindric
cy'lindricalness or cylindric
cy'lindrically or cylindric

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Word Origin & History

1640s, probably from cylindric (but this is attested only from 1680s), from Gk. kylindrikos, from kylindros (see cylinder) + -al (1).
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cylindrical cyl·in·dri·cal (sə-lĭn'drĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, or having the shape of a cylinder, especially of a circular cylinder.

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Example sentences
He loads them into a cylindrical case, much as he might slide batteries into a
  tubular flashlight.
By cutting the edges off a cylindrical one, he stopped it from rolling off a
The cylindrical tank has two outlets and one inlets.
What's more, the company makes the batteries in a flat shape rather than in the
  typical cylindrical design.
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