prolate

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adjective pro·late \ ˈprō-ˌlāt \

Definition of prolate

:extended; especially :elongated in the direction of a line joining the poles
  • a prolate spheroid

Origin and Etymology of prolate

Latin prolatus (past participle of proferre to bring forward, extend) from pro- forward + latus, past participle of ferre to carry — more at bear, tolerate

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