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Wordnet 3.0


1. having the nature or shape of an ellipsoid;
[syn: ellipsoid, ellipsoidal, spheroidal]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spheroidal \Sphe*roid"al\, a. [Cf. F. sph['e]ro["i]dal.] Having the form of a spheroid. -- Sphe*roid"al*ly, adv. [1913 Webster] Spheroidal state (Physics.), the state of a liquid, as water, when, on being thrown on a surface of highly heated metal, it rolls about in spheroidal drops or masses, at a temperature several degrees below ebullition, and without actual contact with the heated surface, -- a phenomenon due to the repulsive force of heat, the intervention of a cushion of nonconducting vapor, and the cooling effect of evaporation. [1913 Webster] Spheroidic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

spheroidal adj 1: having the nature or shape of an ellipsoid [syn: ellipsoid, ellipsoidal, spheroidal]