a body that is almost but not quite a sphere, esp. one generated by the rotation of an ellipse about one of its axes
Origin of spheroidClassical Latin sphaeroides from Classical Greek sphairoeid?s: see sphere and -oid
of this shape
A body that is shaped like a sphere but is not perfectly round, especially an ellipsoid that is generated by revolving an ellipse around one of its axes.
- sphe·roi′dal sphe·roi′dic
(comparative more spheroid, superlative most spheroid)
- Of a shape similar to a squashed sphere.