ovoid

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adjective \ˈō-ˌvȯid\

Definition of ovoid

  1. :  resembling an egg in shape :  ovate <an ovoid fruit>

ovoid

noun

Examples of ovoid in a sentence

  1. <an ovoid toy that the baby couldn't tip over>

Variants of ovoid

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ovoidal

play \ō-ˈvȯi-dəl\

Origin and Etymology of ovoid

French ovoïde, from Latin ovum egg — more at egg


First Known Use: circa 1828


OVOID Defined for English Language Learners

ovoid

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adjective \ˈō-ˌvȯid\

Definition of ovoid for English Language Learners

  • : shaped like an egg


Medical Dictionary

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ovoid

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adjective \ˈō-ˌvȯid\

Medical Definition of ovoid

  1. :  shaped like an egg <an ovoid tumor>


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ovoid

noun

Medical Definition of ovoid

  1. :  an ovoid radium applicator placed within the vagina for radiotherapy



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