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prolate

Definitions of prolate
  1. adjective
    having the polar diameter greater than the equatorial diameter
    “a prolate spheroid is generated by revolving an ellipse about its major axis”
    synonyms: watermelon-shaped
    rounded
    curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged
    cucumber-shaped
    shaped like a cucumber
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    Antonyms:
    oblate, pumpkin-shaped
    having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles
    rounded
    curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged
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  2. adjective
    rounded like an egg
    synonyms: egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid
    rounded
    curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged
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