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stroph•oid



Pronunciation: (strof'oid, strō'foid), [key]
n. Geom.
a plane curve generated by the loci of points p and pprime; on a straight line that intersects the y-axis at a point n and the minus x-axis at a fixed point q, such that pn = npprime; = on, as on changes, where o is the origin. Equation: y 2 = x2(x+a)/(a-x).

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

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