oviposit


ovi·pos·it

verb \ˈō-və-ˌpä-zət, ˌō-və-ˈ\

Definition of OVIPOSIT

intransitive verb
:  to lay eggs —used especially of insects
ovi·po·si·tion \ˌō-və-pə-ˈzi-shən\ noun
ovi·po·si·tion·al \-ˈzish-nəl, -ˈzi-shə-nəl\ adjective

Origin of OVIPOSIT

probably back-formation from ovipositor
First Known Use: 1816

ovi·pos·it

intransitive verb \ˈō-və-ˌpäz-ət, ˌō-və-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OVIPOSIT

: to lay eggs—used especially of insects; compare larviposit

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