Spheroid

Sphe"roid

(?), n. [L. spheroides ball-like, spherical, Gr. ; sphere + e'i^dos form: cf. F. sphrode.] A body or figure approaching to a sphere, but not perfectly spherical; esp., a solid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes.
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Oblate spheroid, Prolate spheroid. See Oblate, Prolate, and Ellipsoid.
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