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cy•cloid



Pronunciation: (sī'kloid), [key]
adj.
1. resembling a circle; circular.
2. (of the scale of a fish) smooth-edged, more or less circular in form, and having concentric striations.
3. (of a fish) having such scales.
4. Psychiatry.of or noting a personality type characterized by wide fluctuation in mood within the normal range.

n.
1. a cycloid fish.
2. Geom.a curve generated by a point on the circumference of a circle that rolls, without slipping, on a straight line.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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