Origin of obovoid
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Think of the shape as obovoid, and then bent somewhat to the side.Seeds of Michigan Weeds
W. J. (William James) Beal
Plasmodium white; sporangia greyish-white, obovoid or wedge-shaped, .7 mm.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Spikelets are obovoid or lanceolate, 1- to 2-flowered, persistent on their stalks, one to three in an involucel.
Grain is narrow, obovoid, biconvex, with two grooves on the anterior side and with a long embryo.
Grain is minute, globose, obgloboid or obovoid, free in the glume and the palea.
- (of a fruit or similar solid part) egg-shaped with the narrower end at the baseCompare ovoid (def. 2)
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