spheroidal state

noun

Definition of spheroidal state

  1. :  the state of a liquid (such as water) when on being thrown on a surface of highly heated metal it gathers in flattened drops or round-edged masses that are at a temperature several degrees below ebullition and are without actual contact with the heated surface owing to a cushion of nonconducting vapor

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