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oviform

[ oh-vuh-fawrm ]
/ ˈoʊ vəˌfɔrm /
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adjective

having a shape resembling that of an egg; egg-shaped; ovoid.

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Origin of oviform

First recorded in 1675–85; ovi- + -form
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British Dictionary definitions for oviform

oviform
/ (ˈəʊvɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

biology shaped like an egg
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Medical definitions for oviform

oviform
[ ōvə-fôrm′ ]

adj.

Shaped like an egg; ovoid.
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