ovoid

[oh-void]

adjective

egg-shaped; having the solid form of an egg.

noun

an ovoid body.

Nearby words

  1. oviposition,
  2. ovipositor,
  3. ovisac,
  4. ovo-,
  5. ovo-lacto-vegetarian,
  6. ovolactarian,
  7. ovolo,
  8. ovonic,
  9. ovonics,
  10. ovoplasm

Origin of ovoid

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

Related formssub·o·void, adjective

Can be confusedavoid ovoid

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British Dictionary definitions for ovoid

ovoid

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
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Word Origin and History for ovoid

ovoid

adj.

"egg-shaped," 1828, from Modern Latin ovoides, a hybrid from Latin ovum (see ovum) + Greek -oeides "like" (see -oid). Related: Ovoidal.

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Medicine definitions for ovoid

ovoid

void′]

n.

Something that is shaped like an egg.

adj.

Shaped like an egg; oviform.

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