oviform

[ oh-vuh-fawrm ]
/ ˈoʊ vəˌfɔrm /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. ovid,
  2. ovidian,
  3. oviduct,
  4. oviedo,
  5. oviferous,
  6. ovigenesis,
  7. ovimbundu,
  8. ovine,
  9. ovipara,
  10. oviparous

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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Word Origin and History for oviform

oviform

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for oviform

oviform

[ ōvə-fôrm′ ]

adj.

Shaped like an egg; ovoid.

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