\ 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

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 The egg is all of life condensed into one smooth, ovoid shell. Ruby Tandoh, Bon Appétit, 13 July 2022 Like all the other Outlier models, the new Pro version earbuds are housed in an attractive ovoid cylinder. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 Whether arched, ovoid or amorphous, the latest styles are assuming unexpected forms. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2022 The case is made of lightweight titanium with a sleek, ovoid curved shape that is notably more subtle than the bulging subdials of many previous Greubel Forsey models. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 8 Jan. 2022 Pale, ovoid, nestled there, as if waiting to hatch. Stephen Greenblatt, The New York Review of Books, 14 Jan. 2021 The front end is inspired by an art deco aesthetic with an inquisitive-looking face formed by twin ovoid nacelles and bisected by a wide light strip that wraps around the sides. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 29 Sep. 2021 The creature in the middle panel is an ovoid shape, seemingly trapped in the corner of a room. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 17 May 2021 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, 11 Mar. 2021 See More

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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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20 Jul 2022

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“Ovoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovoid. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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

Medical Definition of ovoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: shaped like an egg an ovoid tumor



Medical Definition of ovoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: an ovoid radium applicator placed within the vagina for radiotherapy

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