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{adj: oblate, pumpkin-shaped} having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles
<-> prolate

{adj: prolate, watermelon-shaped} having the polar diameter greater than the equatorial diameter
"a prolate spheroid is generated by revolving an ellipse about its major axis"
<-> oblate

{n: oblate} a lay person dedicated to religious work or the religious life


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