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oblong (adjective) – shortly cylindrical; less than twice as long as wide (length-breadth ratio < 2.0), with parallel margins and truncate to barely rounded ends (obtuse); almost rectangular but with rounded corners. Typically used for small objects like spores, but not commonly used to describe tiny objects like conidia. Related terms: bacilliform.

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