ellipsoidal


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ellipsoidal

describing an object that has the shape of a spindle or an ellipse.

el·lip·soid

, ellipsoidal (ē-lip'soyd, -al)
Spheric or spindle-shaped condensation of phagocytic macrophages in a reticular stroma investing wall of splenic arterial capillaries shortly before they release their blood in red pulp cords.
[G. ellips, oval, + eidos, form]
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Both of these effective medium approaches are based upon the Eshelby (1957) solution for the stress and strain fields inside and surrounding an ellipsoidal inclusion.
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3]), covering the spherical regime, ellipsoidal regime, and intermediate Re portion of the spherical cap regime.
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