[oh-vuh l] /ˈoʊ vəl/
having the general form, shape, or outline of an egg; egg-shaped.
ellipsoidal or elliptical.
an object of oval shape.
a body or plane figure that is oval in shape or outline.
an elliptical field or a field on which an elliptical track is laid out, as for athletic contests.
Informal. a football.
having the shape of an ellipse or ellipsoid
anything that is oval in shape, such as a sports ground
the Oval, a cricket ground in south London, in the borough of Lambeth
1570s, from Modern Latin ovalis “egg-shaped” (source of French oval, 1540s), literally “of or pertaining to an egg,” from Latin ovum “egg” (see ovary). The classical Latin word was ovatus.
1560s, from Middle French ovalle “oval figure,” from Medieval Latin ovalis (see oval (adj.)).
- Oval amputation
oval amputation o·val amputation (ō’vəl) n. Amputation in which flaps are constructed by oval incisions through the skin and muscle.
[ov-al-byoo-min, oh-val-] /ˌɒv ælˈbyu mɪn, ˌoʊ væl-/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. the principal protein of egg white. ovalbumin ov·al·bu·min (ŏv’əl-byōō’mĭn, ō’vəl-) n. See egg albumin.
- Oval foramen
oval foramen n.
- Oval fossa
oval fossa n.