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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.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance|Donald Lemen Clark
Now this cone and stem are carried in the Bacchic festivities, and can be readily recognised as virga cum ovo.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism|Thomas Inman
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-
a variant of ovi-
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