ovoid

[ US /ˈoʊˌvɔɪd/ ]
[ UK /ˈə‍ʊvɔ‍ɪd/ ]
NOUN
  1. an egg-shaped object
ADJECTIVE
  1. rounded like an egg
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How To Use ovoid In A Sentence

  • The macronucleus is horseshoe-shaped or ovoid and is situated in the posterior half of the body. Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission 21:415-468, 1901
  • The resulting ovoid is about three or four feet wider than what can actually be accommodated in the lot, Mr. Byrne said. Byrne-ing Down the World
  • = -- Cones upon dwarf branches, erect or inclining upwards, ovoid to cylindrical, 1/2-3/4 of an inch long, purplish or reddish brown while growing, light brown at maturity, persistent for at least a year; scales thin, obtuse to truncate; edge entire, minutely toothed or erose; seeds small, winged. Handbook of the Trees of New England
  • According to Abbate and his team, the skull's long ovoid braincase, wide cheekbones, and massive browridge resemble African H. erectus and H. ergaster. New Skull from Eritrea
  • The kermes, a dwarf oak, a ridiculous tree which a man can jump over, surprises me by the wealth of its acorns, which are large, ovoidal growths, the cup being covered with scales. Social Life in the Insect World
  • Big keys with an ovoid hollow at the top, the better to grasp on to and twist. How the End Begins
  • Seeds ovoid or oblong, shiny, with apically a 2-fid to multifid caruncle.
  • Most genera included in the family are steeply obconical to cylindrical, but a few are ovoid, at least as flattened.
  • The grain is obovoid, truncate at the apex, and with a small white swelling in the centre at the apex, rugulose, red-brown. A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
  • We met many indians carrying great ovoidal jars which were made at In Indian Mexico (1908)
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