superdeformed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

super- +‎ deformed

Adjective[edit]

superdeformed (comparative more superdeformed, superlative most superdeformed)

  1. (physics, of a nucleus) Very far from spherical, forming an ellipsoid with axes in ratios of approximately 2:1:1 (as opposed to the norm of approximately 1.3:1:1).
  2. In Japanese caricature, drawn in an exaggerated way, typically small and chubby, with stubby limbs and oversized heads.

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