Definition of cylindroid in US English:

cylindroid

noun

  • A figure or body resembling a cylinder.

    • ‘None of the cutting rigs or power tools is well suited for concentrically cutting coaxially derived cylinders or cylindroids from larger objects made of wood, plastic or ice.’
    • ‘The bodies are cylindroid, and are terminated by slightly concave or nearly flat articular surfaces.’

adjective

  • Resembling a cylinder in shape.

    • ‘The battery extension assembly includes a hollow cylindroid body, a confining structure and an elastic holding member.’
    • ‘The processing parameters of cylindroid spiral springs were confirmed on the basis of a large number of experiments.’
    • ‘The tumor cells were uniform and had a cylindroid shape, with round or oval nuclei.’

Pronunciation

cylindroid

/ˈsɪlənˌdrɔɪd//ˈsilənˌdroid/