egg-shaped; having the solid form of an egg.
Origin of ovoid
Related formssub·o·void, adjectiveCan be confusedavoid ovoid
From the New Latin
dating back to 1820–30.
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Historical Examples of ovoid
There were the odd, ovoid figures of the aviators in their silken overalls.
However, Nazu pointed to the ovoid and showed his willingness to help the strangers.
Mingling with the barbarians unsuspected, he might get possession of the ovoid.
Its seeds are ovoid, very smooth, encircled by a narrow wing.
These are uniform and spherical, not unequal and ovoid, like those of arrow-root.
British Dictionary definitions for ovoid
botany (of a fruit or similar part) egg-shaped with the broader end at the baseCompare obovoid
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Word Origin and History for ovoid
"egg-shaped," 1828, from Modern Latin ovoides, a hybrid from Latin ovum (see ovum) + Greek -oeides "like" (see -oid). Related: Ovoidal.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Something that is shaped like an egg.
Shaped like an egg; oviform.
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