cycloid

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cyclo- +‎ -oid

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cycloid ‎(plural cycloids)

  1. (geometry) The locus of a point on the circumference of a circle that rolls without slipping on a fixed straight line.
  2. (zoology) A fish having cycloid scales.

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cycloid ‎(not comparable)

  1. Resembling a circle; cycloidal.
  2. (zoology, of fish scales) Thin and rounded, with smooth edges.

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