cylindroid

cylindroid

[sil-in-droid]
noun
1.
a solid having the form of a cylinder, especially one with an elliptical, as opposed to a circular, cross section.
adjective
2.
resembling a cylinder.

Origin:
1655–65; < Greek kylindroeidḗs cylinderlike. See cylinder, -oid

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cylindroid (ˈsɪlɪnˌdrɔɪd)
 
n
1.  a cylinder with an elliptical cross section
 
adj
2.  resembling a cylinder

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cylindroid cyl·in·droid (sĭl'ən-droid')
n.

  1. A cylindrical surface or solid all of whose sections perpendicular to the elements are elliptical.

  2. A mucous thread with pointed or split ends, observed microscopically in the urine, and resembling a urinary cast.

adj.
Resembling a cylinder.
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