In geometry, the **Steiner inellipse** of a triangle is the unique ellipse inscribed in the triangle and tangent to the sides at their midpoints. It is an example of an inconic. By comparison the inscribed circle of a triangle is another inconic that is tangent to the sides, but not at the midpoints unless the triangle is equilateral. The Steiner inellipse is attributed by DÃ¶rrie to Jakob Steiner, and a proof of its uniqueness is given by Kalman.

The Steiner inellipse contrasts with the Steiner circumellipse, also called simply the **Steiner ellipse**, which is the unique ellipse that touches a given triangle at its vertices and whose center is the triangle's centroid.

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