ovoid

1. An oval or egg-shaped form. 2. Resembling an egg. SYN: oviform. [ovo- + G. eidos, resemblance]
- fetal o. the form of the fetus in utero; its length is about one-half of the length of the extended fetus.
- Manchester o. an egg-shaped radium applicator for placement in the lateral vaginal fornices. [University of Manchester, England]

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ovoid 'ō-.vȯid adj shaped like an egg <an \ovoid tumor>
ovoid n an ovoid radium applicator placed within the vagina for radiotherapy

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(oґvoid) [ovo- + -oid] 1. oval. 2. an egg-shaped structure.

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  • ovoid — ovoid …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • ovoid — OVOÍD, Ă, ovoizi, de, adj. Care are forma unui ou; oval, ovoidal, oviform. – Din fr. ovoïde. Trimis de ana zecheru, 10.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  OVOÍD adj. v. ovoidal. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  ovoíd adj …   Dicționar Român

  • ovoid — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a solid or a three dimensional surface) more or less egg shaped. 2) (of a plane figure) oval. ► NOUN ▪ an ovoid body or surface. ORIGIN Latin ovoides, from ovum egg …   English terms dictionary

  • ovoid — [ō′void΄] adj. [ OV(I) + OID] egg shaped; ovate: also ovoidal n. anything of ovoid form …   English World dictionary

  • Ovoid — O void, Ovoidal O*void al, a. [Ovum + oid: cf. F. ovo[ i]de.] Resembling an egg in shape; egg shaped; ovate; as, an ovoidal apple. Syn: oviform. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ovoid — O void, n. A solid resembling an egg in shape. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ovoid — 1828, from Mod.L. ovoides, from L. ovum (see OVUM (Cf. ovum)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ovoid — ob·ovoid; sub·ovoid; ovoid; …   English syllables

  • ovoid — also ovoidal adjective Etymology: French ovoïde, from Latin ovum egg more at egg Date: circa 1828 resembling an egg in shape ; ovate < an ovoid fruit > • ovoid noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ovoid — /oh voyd/, adj. 1. egg shaped; having the solid form of an egg. 2. ovate (def. 2). n. 3. an ovoid body. [1820 30; < NL ovoides. See OVI , OID] * * * …   Universalium

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