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 History of this Word

"ovo" is from "ovum" (egg) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"ovo-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "egg" or "ovum" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

ovo- illustration The following document was discovered by an ovologist among a collection of rare books.
ovo- illustration The ovoidal shape with its rounded contours frequently is easier for a user to wear.