Jacobi ellipsoid

Jacobi ellipsoid

[jä′kō·bē i′lip‚sȯid]
(astrophysics)
A triaxial ellipsoid that can be formed by the surface of a homogeneous, self-gravitating body rotating uniformly with sufficient high angular velocity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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