ovoid

adjective
\ ˈō-ˌvȯid How to pronounce ovoid (audio) \
variants: or less commonly ovoidal \ ō-​ˈvȯi-​dᵊl How to pronounce ovoid (audio) \

Definition of ovoid

: resembling an egg in shape : ovate an ovoid fruit

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Other Words from ovoid

ovoid noun

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Examples of ovoid in a Sentence

an ovoid toy that the baby couldn't tip over
Recent Examples on the Web Their tomb was an ovoid jar beneath the floor of a grand hall in an expansive hilltop complex known as La Almoloya, in what is now Murcia, Spain. New York Times, "She Was Buried With a Silver Crown. Was She the One Who Held Power?," 11 Mar. 2021 Pale, ovoid, nestled there, as if waiting to hatch. Stephen Greenblatt, The New York Review of Books, "A Wisewoman in Stratford," 5 Jan. 2021 These ovoid dresses, with their soft curves, feel less like the showy poufs of the Emanuel Ungaro ’80s and more in step with the gentle blouson lines of Ungaro’s peer, Romeo Gigli. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "In the Bubble: Fashion’s Cocooning Shapes Stage a Spring 2021 Comeback," 21 Oct. 2020 However, the large, ovoid leaves of common milkweed impart the greatest benefit to monarchs. cleveland, "‘Treat’ the monarch butterflies: You have until Halloween to drop off milkweed pods at the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District," 7 Oct. 2020 All chocolate, even white chocolate, starts with the fruit of the cacao tree, an equatorial, Seussian-looking plant with plump, bumpy, ovoid pods that grow directly from the trunk. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Everything you need to know about chocolate," 14 Feb. 2020 The area in which the new NX2000 departs most radically from its Sentra SE-R roots is also the car's one controversial aspect: its ovoid styling. Kevin Smith, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1992 Nissan NX2000 Reshapes the Sentra SE-R," 24 Sep. 2020 All chocolate, even white chocolate, starts with the fruit of the cacao tree, an equatorial, Seussian-looking plant with plump, bumpy, ovoid pods that grow directly from the trunk. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Everything you need to know about chocolate," 14 Feb. 2020 All chocolate, even white chocolate, starts with the fruit of the cacao tree, an equatorial, Seussian-looking plant with plump, bumpy, ovoid pods that grow directly from the trunk. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Everything you need to know about chocolate," 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of ovoid

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ovoid

French ovoïde, from Latin ovum egg — more at egg entry 1

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22 Mar 2021

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“Ovoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovoid. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for ovoid

ovoid

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of ovoid

formal : shaped like an egg

ovoid

adjective
\ ˈō-ˌvȯid How to pronounce ovoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of ovoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: shaped like an egg an ovoid tumor

ovoid

noun

Medical Definition of ovoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: an ovoid radium applicator placed within the vagina for radiotherapy

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