ovoids

ovoid

[oh-void]
adjective
1.
egg-shaped; having the solid form of an egg.
2.
ovate ( def 2 ).
noun
3.
an ovoid body.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin ōvoīdēs. See ovi-, -oid

subovoid, adjective

avoid, ovoid.
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ovoid (ˈəʊvɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  egg-shaped
2.  botany Compare obovoid (of a fruit or similar part) egg-shaped with the broader end at the base
 
n
3.  something that is ovoid

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ovoid
1828, from Mod.L. ovoides, from L. ovum (see ovum).
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ovoid o·void (ō'void') or o·voi·dal (ō-void'l)
n.
Something that is shaped like an egg. adj.
Shaped like an egg; oviform.

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