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Spheroidal  adj.  Having the form of a spheroid.
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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... found many disk-shape stones, pecked on the periphery as if used in grinding pigment or in bruising seeds, and spheroidal stones with a facet worn at one pole as if used for the same or a similar purpose (plate CLXXI, b, c). A few stone axes and hatchets were also taken from the graves; most of these are rude specimens ...
— Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895 • Jesse Walter Fewkes

Words linked to "Spheroidal" :   spheroid, ellipsoid, rounded, ellipsoidal

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