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sphere

 [sfēr]
a three dimensional round body; called also globus. adj., adj spher´ical.
attraction sphere centrosome.
segmentation sphere
1. morula.

sphere

(sfēr),
A ball or globular body.
[G. sphaira]

sphere

(sfēr)
A ball or globular body.
[G. sphaira]

sphere 

A term commonly used to denote the spherical component of a prescription or of the power of a lens, or even a spherical lens. See spherical lens; prescription.
far point sphere The imaginary spherical surface on which lie the far points of accommodation for all directions of gaze. See far point of accommodation.
near point s . The imaginary spherical surface on which lie the near points of accommodation for all directions of gaze. See near point of accommodation.
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"We fully expect Spheral Solar[TM] Technology to revolutionize the solar energy industry for two reasons," said Klaus Woerner, ATS president and CEO.
Spheral Solar[TM] Technology will allow ATS to lead the world to more quickly adopt a clean, renewable -- and now economical -- form of energy."
(Rosemead, Calif.), which in mid-1991 announced the joint development of spheral solar technology--an innovative method to produce solar cells from thousands of silicon microspheres embedded in aluminum foil (see page 53).