Apioid

apioid

[′ap·ē‚ȯid]
(physics)
A pear-shaped form taken by a rapidly revolving mass of liquid due to the force of gravity.

Apioid

 

a pear-shaped figure, one of the forms of equilibrium of a rotating fluid mass.

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Relapse profile of patients with alcohol and apioid dependence Relapse variables Alcohol dependence (N =12) Time from treatment 73.
Molecular systematics of Old World Apioideae (Apiaceae): relationships among some members of tribe Peucedaneae sensu lato, the placement of several island-endemic species, and resolution within the apioid superclade.
The apioids experienced a massive diversification both within and outside of Africa, especially in the temperate regions.