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View synonyms for ovoid

ovoid

[ oh-void ]

adjective

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


noun

  1. an ovoid body.

ovoid

/ ˈəʊvɔɪd /

adjective

  1. egg-shaped
  2. botany (of a fruit or similar part) egg-shaped with the broader end at the base Compare obovoid


noun

  1. something that is ovoid
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Other Words From

  • sub·ovoid adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ovoid1

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

They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.

Yeast-cells are smooth, colorless, highly refractive, spheric or ovoid cells.

In estivo-autumnal malaria the gametes take distinctive ovoid and crescentic forms, and are not difficult to recognize.

In estivo-autumnal fever usually only the small "ring bodies" and the crescentic and ovoid gametes are seen in the blood.

They are spheric or ovoid, yellow in color, and have a thick, radially striated shell (Fig. 101).

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