Maclaurin spheroid

Maclaurin spheroid

[mə′klȯr·ən ′sfir‚ȯid]
(astronomy)
A spheroid formed by the surface of a homogeneous, self-gravitating mass in uniform rotation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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