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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line adj. - Resembling a circle.

Usage examples (36)
  • Ctenoid scales resemble cycloid scales but have comb-like teeth on their overlapping edge.
  • A cycloid is a curve traced by a point in the circumference of a wheel when the wheel is rolled along in a straight line.
  • Thin, translucent, and lacking enamel as well as dentine, these modern structures are known as cycloid and ctenoid scales.
  • The fine-grained assemblage is dominated by tabular, low-density elements, such as cycloid scales and fish vertebrae. for more
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