sphe·roi·dal /ˈsfɪ(ə)rˌɔɪd, ˈsfɛ(ə)r-/ 形容詞
Sphe·roid·al a. Having the form of a spheroid. -- Sphe*roid*al*ly, adv.
Spheroidal state Physics., the state of a liquid, as water, when, on being thrown on a surface of highly heated metal, it rolls about in spheroidal drops or masses, at a temperature several degrees below ebullition, and without actual contact with the heated surface, -- a phenomenon due to the repulsive force of heat, the intervention of a cushion of nonconducting vapor, and the cooling effect of evaporation.
adj : in the form of an ellipse [syn: ellipsoid, ellipsoidal,