/sil"in droyd'/, n.
1. a solid having the form of a cylinder, esp. one with an elliptical, as opposed to a circular, cross section.
2. resembling a cylinder.
[1655-65; < Gk kylindroeidés cylinderlike. See CYLINDER, -OID]

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