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ovoid

[ oh-void ]
/ ˈoʊ vɔɪd /
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adjective
egg-shaped; having the solid form of an egg.
noun
an ovoid body.
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Origin of ovoid

From the New Latin word ōvoīdēs, dating back to 1820–30. See ovi-, -oid

OTHER WORDS FROM ovoid

sub·o·void, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ovoid

avoid, ovoid
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How to use ovoid in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ovoid

ovoid
/ (ˈəʊvɔɪd) /

adjective
egg-shaped
botany (of a fruit or similar part) egg-shaped with the broader end at the baseCompare obovoid
noun
something that is ovoid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for ovoid

ovoid
[ ōvoid′ ]

n.
Something that is shaped like an egg.
adj.
Shaped like an egg; oviform.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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