Definition of Ovoid

1. Noun. An egg-shaped object.

Generic synonyms: Solid



2. Adjective. Rounded like an egg.
Exact synonyms: Egg-shaped, Elliptic, Elliptical, Oval, Oval-shaped, Ovate, Oviform, Prolate
Similar to: Rounded
Derivative terms: Ellipse, Ellipticity, Ellipse, Oval

Definition of Ovoid

1. a. Resembling an egg in shape; egg-shaped; ovate; as, an ovoidal apple.

2. n. A solid resembling an egg in shape.

Definition of Ovoid

1. Adjective. Shaped like an oval. ¹

2. Adjective. Egg-shaped; shaped like an oval, but more tapered at one end; ovate. ¹

3. Noun. Something that is oval in shape. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ovoid

1. an egg-shaped body [n -S] : OVOIDAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Ovoid

1. Egg-shaped (in three dimensions). Compare: ovate. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ovoid

oviraptors
ovisac
ovisacs
ovists
ovo-
ovo-vegetarian
ovo-viviparous
ovochymase
ovococcus
ovocyte
ovoflavin
ovogenesis
ovoglobulin
ovogonium
ovoid (current term)
ovoidal
ovoidals
ovoids
ovolactovegetarian
ovolactovegetarianism
ovolactovegetarians
ovolarviparous
ovoli
ovolo
ovology
ovolos
ovomucin
ovomucoid
ovonic

Literary usage of Ovoid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1879)
"to maintain a genetic relationship between the 'ovoid' and central cells. He supposes that the 'ovoid' cell secretes, and in the process shrivels up into ..."

2. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"Each cell is ovoid in form with an outline which, in contrast to that of the central cells, is sharp and well defined, and possesses an ovoid nucleus placed ..."

3. The Flora of British India by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1890)
"... ovate-lanceolate acuminate entire, base much narrowed rarely rounded 3-nerved, receptacles long-peduncled axillary solitary or in pairs ovoid slightly ..."

4. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"... 2; thyrse ovoid. Spikelets broad; nerves of bracts dark green, mid-nerve curved inwards above; Spikelets narrow; nerves of bracts pale green, ..."

5. Primary Object Lessons, for Training the Senses and Developing the Faculties by Norman Allison Calkins (1875)
"SPHEROIDS AND ovoid. Sometimes we find objects that are not quite like a sphere in shape ... This shape was named ovoid because this word means egg- shaped. ..."

6. Clay Modeling in the School-room: A Manual of Instruction in Clay Modeling by Ellen Stephens Hildreth (1892)
"The half-ovoid used in the following exercises is obtained by dividing the ovoid in halves from the small end to the broad end, so that each half has a ..."

7. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"... simple, with л large ovoid-ob- King terminal brownish spike (about 2 inches long, and half an inch to 2 thirds if an inch in diameter) ; sheath» large, ..."

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