ovoid

[oh-void]
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noun
  1. an ovoid body.

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
  1. egg-shaped
  2. botany (of a fruit or similar part) egg-shaped with the broader end at the baseCompare obovoid
noun
  1. something that is ovoid
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Word Origin and History for ovoid
adj.

"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

ovoid in Medicine

ovoid

void′]
n.
  1. Something that is shaped like an egg.
adj.
  1. Shaped like an egg; oviform.
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