ovoid

[ oh-void ]
/ ˈoʊ vɔɪd /

adjective

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

noun

an ovoid body.

Origin of ovoid

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

Related forms

sub·o·void, adjective

Can be confused

avoid ovoid
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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
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Medicine definitions for ovoid

ovoid

[ ōvoid′ ]

n.

Something that is shaped like an egg.

adj.

Shaped like an egg; oviform.
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