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oviposit

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verb ovi·pos·it \ˈō-və-ˌpä-zət, ˌō-və-ˈ\

Definition of oviposit

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to lay eggs —used especially of insects

oviposition play \ˌō-və-pə-ˈzi-shən\ noun
ovipositional play \-ˈzish-nəl, -ˈzi-shə-nəl\ adjective


Origin of oviposit

probably back-formation from ovipositor


First Known Use: 1816


Medical Dictionary

oviposit

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intransitive verb ovi·pos·it \ˈō-və-ˌpäz-ət, ˌō-və-ˈ\

Medical Definition of oviposit

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




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "oviposit"


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