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English adjective: prolate

1. prolate having the polar diameter greater than the equatorial diameter


SamplesA prolate spheroid is generated by revolving an ellipse about its major axis.


Synonymswatermelon-shaped


Similarcucumber-shaped


See alsorounded


Antonymsoblate, pumpkin-shaped

2. prolate rounded like an egg


Synonymsegg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid


Similarrounded


Antonymsangulate, angular









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