spheroidal state

noun

Definition of spheroidal state

: 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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“Spheroidal state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spheroidal%20state. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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