Spheroid



noun
1.
a solid geometrical figure similar in shape to a sphere, as an ellipsoid.
adjective
2.
spheroidal.
noun
1.
(maths) another name for ellipsoid of revolution
adjective
2.
shaped like but not exactly a sphere

spheroid spher·oid (sfēr’oid’, sfěr’-) or sphe·roi·dal (sfĭ-roid’l)
adj.
Having a generally spherical shape.
spher’oid’ n.
spheroid
(sfîr’oid’)
A three-dimensional geometric surface generated by rotating an ellipse on or about one of its axes.

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