ovoid

[ oh-void ]
/ ˈoʊ vɔɪd /

adjective

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

noun

an ovoid body.

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Origin of ovoid

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ovoid

sub·o·void, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ovoid

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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Medical definitions for ovoid

ovoid
[ ōvoid′ ]

n.

Something that is shaped like an egg.

adj.

Shaped like an egg; oviform.
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