spheroidicity


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spher·oid

 (sfîr′oid′, sfĕr′-)
n.
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′dal·ly adv.
sphe′roi·dic′i·ty (-dĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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spheroidicity

(ˌsfɪərɔɪˈdɪsɪtɪ)
n
(Mathematics) the state or form of being spheroidal
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spheroidicity

the state of having a roughly spherical shape. Also called spheroidism, spheroidity.
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Studies on the destruction of red blood cells; thermal injury; action of heat in causing increased spheroidicity, osmotic and mechanical fragilities and hemolysis of erythrocytes; observations on the mechanisms of destruction of such erythrocytes in dogs and in a patient with a fatal thermal burn.
IV: Thermal injury: Action of heat in causing increased spheroidicity, osmotic and mechanical fragilities and hemolysis of erythrocytes; observations on the mechanisms of destruction of such erythrocytes in dogs and in a patient with a fatal thermal burn.