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houttuynia

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dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus, Genus Houttuynia, Genus Houttuynia, houttuynia.
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Correct spelling:
elliptical
Definition:
Having the form of an ellipse; having a part omitted. Elliptic compasses, an instrument used for describing an ellipse.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
elliptic, elliptical.
curved
parabolic, sigmoid, enbowed, humped, incurvate, incurved, twisty, wreathed, Declinate, swirly, biflected.
egg-shaped
pear-shaped.
globular
rounde.
irregular
irregular, lumpy, unaligned, unsymmetrical, off-balance, elliptic, protuberant, Zigzagged, off balance, out of proportion, not uniform.
oblong
Ovaliform, ellipsoidal, rectangular, Ovated, ovaloid.
oval
egg-shaped, ovate, ovoid, Ovoidal, ooid.
oval-shaped
egg-shaped, ellipsoidal, oblong, ovoid.
oviform
oviform.
round
orbiculate, bulbous, discoid, globose, globular, orbicular, spheric, spheroid, Domical, Orbed, globoid, disk-shaped.
noun
elliptical
concise, egg-shaped, elliptic, oval, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate, rounded.
Examples of usage:
  1. Most of these rings broke up, their fragments conglomerated and forming a sphere; one in particular separating into a multitude of minuter spheres, others assuming a highly elliptical form, condensing here and thinning out there; while the central mass grew brighter and denser as it contracted; till there lay before me a perfect miniature of the solar system, with planets, satellites, asteroids, and meteoric rings. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  2. In Logic enthymemes are recognised only to be shown up: the elliptical expression is a cover for fallacy, which it is the business of the logician to strip off. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  3. He afterwards determined that the orbits of all the planets are of an elliptical form. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  4. The upper hall has an elliptical arched window and a hand- carved balustrade. – Historic Homes by Mary H. Northend
  5. It is of stout growth, 6 feet or more in height, of spreading habit, and with elliptical, serrulated, bright green leaves, and clusters of crimson- red flowers produced in summer. – Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs by A. D. Webster

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