ovi-


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ovi-

(word root) egg
Examples of words with the root ovi-: ovicide
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ovi-

or ovo- or ov-
pref.
Egg; ovum: ovipositor.

[Latin ōvi-, from ōvum, egg; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]
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ovi-

or

ovo-

combining form
(Biology) egg or ovum: oviform; ovotestis.
[from Latin ōvum]
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ovi-

a combining form meaning “egg”: ovipositor.
[< Latin]
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