1. variant of ovi-: ovolactovegetarian.

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How to use ovo- in a sentence

  • Of plot Horace says little, only suggesting that the poet should not begin ab ovo but plunge at once into the midst of the action.

  • Now this cone and stem are carried in the Bacchic festivities, and can be readily recognised as virga cum ovo.

  • The creature is ovo-viviparous; that is, the eggs are hatched while still within the body of the parent.

    The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
  • They are ovo-viviparous insects, and the young larv escape as such from the body of the mother.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier
  • Or, when extended,—“Phronimi Diasmyrnes post impetum lippitudinis ex ovo.”

    Archaeological Essays Vol. 2 | James Y. Simpson

British Dictionary definitions for ovo-


combining form
  1. a variant of ovi-

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