Examples of spherical in a Sentence
the planet Earth is not, in fact, perfectly spherical
Recent Examples of spherical from the Web
This particular bubble has a gas core and is coated with liposomes, or small spherical sacs, containing a drug.
With heavy infestations, spherical, clear to yellow spider mite eggs are obvious on leaf undersides.
Graphite blocks the size of planter boxes, drilled with blind holes to house slugs of uranium metal, would be stacked layer by layer to form a spherical matrix.
Ships disappear over the horizon because of the limits of human vision, not a spherical world.
Stems are short and more branched than host trees, so mistletoe often appears as a spherical bunch of dense vegetation.
The result was a perfectly spherical cultured pearl.
Thanks to Korolev, with that small, 60cm spherical satellite, the Soviet Union had just won the opening salvo of the Space Race.
Smaller raindrops are more spherical, because the dominant force at work depends on their size.
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Something spherical is like a sphere in being round, or more or less round, in three dimensions. Apples and oranges are both spherical, for example, even though they're never perfectly round. A spheroid has a roughly spherical shape; so an asteroid, for instance, is often spheroidal—fairly round, but lumpy.
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