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spheroid

[sfeer-oid] /ˈsfɪər ɔɪd/
noun
1.
a solid geometrical figure similar in shape to a sphere, as an ellipsoid.
adjective
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin sphaeroīdēs < Greek sphairoeidḗs. See sphere, -oid
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  • Nor would the fact that you don't know the difference between a astronomical spheroid and a bowling ball.
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spheroid

/ˈsfɪərɔɪd/
noun
1.
(maths) another name for ellipsoid of revolution
adjective
2.
shaped like but not exactly a sphere
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Word Origin and History for spheroid
n.

1660s, from Latin sphaeroides, from Greek sphairoeides, from sphaira (see sphere) + -oeides "form" (see -oid).

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spheroid in Medicine

spheroid spher·oid (sfēr'oid', sfěr'-) or sphe·roi·dal (sfĭ-roid'l)
adj.
Having a generally spherical shape.


spher'oid' n.
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spheroid in Science
spheroid
  (sfîr'oid')   
A three-dimensional geometric surface generated by rotating an ellipse on or about one of its axes.
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