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Origin of oviform

First recorded in 1675–85; ovi- + -form
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Related Words for oviform

egg-shaped, elliptical, oblong, ovate, ovoid, ellipsoidal, elliptic

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British Dictionary definitions for oviform


  1. biology shaped like an egg
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Word Origin and History for oviform

"egg-shaped," 1680s, from ovi-, comb. form of Latin ovus "egg" (see ovum) + forma (see form (n.)).

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oviform in Medicine


  1. Shaped like an egg; ovoid.
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