Spheroidal

Sphe*roid"al

(?), a. [Cf. F. sphrodal.] Having the form of a spheroid. -- Sphe*roid"al*ly, adv.
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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.
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Sphe*roid"ic

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Sphe*roid"ic*al

(?), } a. See Spheroidal. Cheyne.
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Sphe`roi*dic"i*ty

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Sphe*roid"i*ty

(?), } n. The quality or state of being spheroidal.
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