Oblate ellipsoid


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(Geom.) a solid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis; an oblatum. Contrasted with prolate spheroid. See Ellipsoid of revolution, under Ellipsoid.

See also: Oblate

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The oblate ellipsoid micelles half axes were found to increase with increasing NaCl salt addition.
However, if the minor axis is horizontal, it is referred to as an oblate ellipsoid.
My lens, however, was more of an oblate ellipsoid and would not stay in place in my eye if its major axis was horizontal.