hyperdeformed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hyper- +‎ deformed

Adjective[edit]

hyperdeformed (comparative more hyperdeformed, superlative most hyperdeformed)

  1. (physics, of a nucleus) Very far from spherical and even more than superdeformed, forming an ellipsoid with axes in ratios of approximately 3:1:1 (as opposed to the norm of approximately 1.3:1:1).

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