spheroid

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spheroid ‎(comparative more spheroid, superlative most spheroid)

  1. Of a shape similar to a squashed sphere.

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spheroid ‎(plural spheroids)

  1. A solid of revolution generated by rotating an ellipse about its major (prolate), or minor (oblate) axis.
    UFOs are reported as being either oblate (saucer-shaped) or prolate (cigar-shaped) spheroids.

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