|1.||maths another name for ellipsoid of revolution|
|2.||shaped like but not exactly a sphere|
spheroid spher·oid (sfēr'oid', sfěr'-) or sphe·roi·dal (sfĭ-roid'l)
Having a generally spherical shape.
|spheroid (sfîr'oid') Pronunciation Key
A three-dimensional geometric surface generated by rotating an ellipse on or about one of its axes.