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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.
Tarantino's eliptical narrative style, wherein he doesn't bother to show viewers the actual event, but lets them piece together what went down from deciphering the protagonists' comments subsequent to it, and his refusal to follow a straight time line, hopping back and forth, even returning to the same scene from a different perspective later in the film, remain as engrossing as ever.
Stair-steppers or eliptical machines are very useful for getting in shape for a high-country hunt.
A wide range of custom reflector lamp assemblies are available with either aluminum or gold reflectors in parabolic or eliptical styles for visible and near IR applications, which can feature precise user-validated focal lengths.
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.
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.
It said there is also a slight build-up in both lanes of the Eliptical Road, as well as at Sgt.
" 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.Adults across the city remember it's doors being thrown open for concerts and recitals, and the steep Georgian steps that lead up to the church from the Quayside give it an appearance of aweinspiring grandeur.
It is a good-looking car with the trademark star, distinctive grille and eliptical headlamps giving it typical Mercedes look.