- egg-shaped; having the solid form of an egg.
- ovate(def 2).
- an ovoid body.
Origin of ovoid
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Examples from the Web for ovoid
There were the odd, ovoid figures of the aviators in their silken overalls.
However, Nazu pointed to the ovoid and showed his willingness to help the strangers.
Mingling with the barbarians unsuspected, he might get possession of the ovoid.
Its seeds are ovoid, very smooth, encircled by a narrow wing.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
These are uniform and spherical, not unequal and ovoid, like those of arrow-root.
- botany (of a fruit or similar part) egg-shaped with the broader end at the baseCompare obovoid
- something that is ovoid
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Word Origin and History for ovoid
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Something that is shaped like an egg.
- Shaped like an egg; oviform.
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