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obovoid

[ob-oh-void] /ɒbˈoʊ vɔɪd/
adjective
1.
inversely ovoid; ovoid with the narrow end at the base, as certain fruits.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; ob- + ovoid
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Examples from the web for obovoid
  • Capsules ovoid to obovoid, about equaling the perianth.
  • Achenes lenticular or trigonous, obovoid, smooth to reticulate.
  • The capsule is oblong-obovoid, of about the same length as the perianth, obtuse or retuse.
  • The fruits are obovoid, dry, shriveled and spiny and drop off later in the season.
British Dictionary definitions for obovoid

obovoid

/ɒbˈəʊvɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(of a fruit or similar solid part) egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base Compare ovoid (sense 2)
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