spheroid(redirected from prolate spheroids)
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Related to prolate spheroids: Prolate ellipsoid
A body that is shaped like a sphere but is not perfectly round, especially an ellipsoid that is generated by revolving an ellipse around one of its axes.
sphe·roi′dal (sfĭ-roid′l), sphe·roi′dic (-roi′dĭk) adj.
sphe′roi·dic′i·ty (-dĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
(Mathematics) maths another name for ellipsoid of revolution
(Mathematics) shaped like but not exactly a sphere
a solid geometrical figure similar in shape to a sphere, as an ellipsoid.
A three-dimensional geometric surface generated by rotating an ellipse on or about one of its axes.