- having a shape like the longitudinal section of an egg.
- having such a shape with the broader end at the base, as a leaf.
Words nearby ovate
OTHER WORDS FROM ovateo·vate·ly, adverbsem·i·o·vate, adjectivesub·o·vate, adjective
Examples from the Web for ovate
Jugular pores ovate, about half as broad as the ovate cardinal pores and twice as broad as the small cervical pores.
The nest was ovate, about an inch and a half long, with a tier of cells internally, originating from a common pedicle.Insect Architecture|James Rennie
Peristome with nine ovate blunt feet, which are as long as the cephalis, little curved and convergent.
Head rather large, ovate; neck short and thick; body full and compact.A Synopsis of the Birds of North America|John James Audubon
Head elongated, but broad behind; muzzle long and pointed; ears of moderate size, ovate and rather pointed.