hypocycloid

noun
hy·​po·​cy·​cloid | \ ˌhī-pō-ˈsī-ˌklȯid How to pronounce hypocycloid (audio) \

Definition of hypocycloid

: a curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle rolling internally on the circumference of a fixed circle

First Known Use of hypocycloid

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypocycloid

hypo- + cycloid entry 1

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“Hypocycloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypocycloid. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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