noun, (used with a singular verb)
the geometry and trigonometry of figures formed on the surface of a sphere.
Also, sferics. (used with a singular verb) a branch of meteorology in which electronic devices are used to forecast the weather and to study atmospheric conditions.
(used with a plural verb) Radio and Television. atmospherics.
(used with a singular verb) sferics (def 3).
(functioning as sing) the geometry and trigonometry of figures on the surface of a sphere
(functioning as sing) short for atmospherics
sferics also spherics
The study of atmospherics, especially through the use of electronic detectors.
1. a combining form representing sphere, in compound words: spherometer. sphero- or spher- pref. Sphere; spherical: spherocyte.
spherocyte spher·o·cyte (sfēr’ə-sīt’, sfěr’-) n. A small spherical red blood cell, characteristic of hereditary spherocytosis and of certain hemolytic anemias. spher’o·cyt’ic (-sĭt’ĭk) adj.
- Spherocytic anemia
spherocytic anemia n. See hereditary spherocytosis.
spherocytosis spher·o·cy·to·sis (sfēr’ō-sī-tō’sĭs, sfěr’-) n. The presence of spherocytes in the blood.