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ovipositor

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noun ovi·pos·i·tor \ˈō-və-ˌpä-zə-tər, ˌō-və-ˈ\

Definition of ovipositor

  1. :  a specialized organ (as of an insect) for depositing eggs — see insect illustration



Origin and Etymology of ovipositor

New Latin, from Latin ov- + positor one that places, from ponere to place — more at position


First Known Use: 1816


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ovipositor

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noun ovi·pos·i·tor \ˈō-və-ˌpäz-ət-ər, ˌō-və-ˈ\

Medical Definition of ovipositor

  1. :  a specialized organ (as of an insect) for depositing eggs




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