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Word: ovoid

Definition: egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate


Sentences Containing 'ovoid'

"Niveae" was "Flowering stems from a creeping trunk very short, with one or few ovoid flower-heads surrounded by long floral leaves.
A capsular ovoid or ellipsoid, surrounded by the persistent calyx and with a short apical beak, about long.
Biopace is a tradename for a type of ovoid bicycle chain ring manufactured by Shimano from 1983 to 1993 The design was intended to help overcome the "dead zone" where the crank arms are vertical and riders have little mechanical advantage.
Seeds are very numerous, very small, ovoid or kidney shaped, brown.
The cones are erect, ovoid, 1-2 cm (rarely 2.5 cm) long, with 15-25 moderately reflexed seed scales; they are green (rarely purple) when immature, turning brown and opening to release the seeds when mature, 3–5 months after pollination.
The cones are ovoid conic, long and broad at the base when closed, green at first, ripening glossy chestnut-brown when 24 months old.
The cones are ovoid, 5–9 cm long, often curved downwards, sometimes slightly distorted; the scales of second-year cones are dense, the umbo a little convex, sometimes acutely spinous.
The fruit is a beaked, ovoid drupe carrying one seed.
The light brown acorns are ovoid or oblong, about two centimetres long and lodged in scaly, bowl-shaped cups about one third the length of the nut.
The long lip is ovoid and widest at its apex.
The nest is a flattish ovoid of grasses, staw and finer stems and fibres.
The oral sucker is small and ovoid when contracted, changing to a truncated cone when relaxed.

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