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ellipse

(i-lips′) [L. ellipsis, fr Gr. elleipsis, a falling short]
In geometry, an oval or egg-shaped figure. In surgery, incisions of such shape are commonly made to remove lesions from the skin.
elliptic (-lip′tik), adjectiveelliptical (′ti-kăl) elliptically (′ti-k(ă-)lē)
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According to Bonetto (1967), the genus Anodontites consists of a group of species in whose shell shape varies from oval to eliptical, with subsolid valves (in spite of being fragile for the great development of the prismatic nacreous layer), umbos a little prominent and with no sculptures.
The thrombocytes when seen under the electron microscope presented predominatly eliptical, small with heterochomatic nucleus also eliptical and with an irregular surface.
The shapes of these habitations are circular or eliptical.
Shortly after Hagoromo's deployment, ground controllers changed Hiten's orbit from an ellipse varying between 442,000 and 727,000 km from Earth to a smaller, more eliptical one varying between 11,000 and 116,000 km.
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100,000 miles The look certainly makes people pause for a second look and features a dramatic front end with eliptical front light cluster, narrow grille and huge air scoop with rounded driving lights to each side and wide wheel arches.
In a report, Senior Police Officer 4 Henry Se of QC Traffic-Sector 3, said the accident transpired along Eliptical Road in Quezon City around 11 p.
The mighty All Saints Church on Pilgrim Street built in the 1780s is famed across the country for its unusual eliptical design, but for the past 18 months it has been open only for its Sunday service as flood water destroyed so many of its ceilings.
It is a good-looking car with the trademark star, distinctive grille and eliptical headlamps giving it typical Mercedes look.
where l is geometrical parametr of cracks (for eliptical cracks l = [pi] / 2), [F.
The distinctive wedge shape is complemented by a wider grille, cat-like eliptical headlamps and the distinctive three-pronged star on the boot.
An overview of the park site, with the Richard Rogers Partnership's eliptical Library of Birmingham to the right and Park Street and the redeveloped Masshouse Circus to the left.