ovi-


a combining form meaning “egg,” used in the formation of compound words: oviferous.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?
Also ovo-; especially before a vowel, ov-.

Origin of ovi-

<Latin ōvi-, combining form of ōvumegg1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for ovi-

ovi-

ovo-


combining form

egg or ovumoviform; ovotestis

Word Origin for ovi-

from Latin ōvum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for ovi-

ovi-

pref.

Egg; ovum:oviferous.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.