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adjective A descriptive term referring to a relatively elongated cell, lesion, structure or radiologic density that is globose at one end and constricted and elongated at the other, fancifully likened to the racquet used in tennis.
noun A sports device used to play tennis. First made of laminated wood, these gave way, in succession, to steel, aluminium and finally carbon-fibre composites. Stringing material was once made exclusively from natural gut; nylon and polyester synthetics are now preferred