ovipositor


ovi·pos·i·tor

noun \ˈō-və-ˌpä-zə-tər, ˌō-və-ˈ\

Definition of OVIPOSITOR

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

Origin of OVIPOSITOR

New Latin, from Latin ov- + positor one that places, from ponere to place — more at position
First Known Use: 1816

ovi·pos·i·tor

noun \ˈō-və-ˌpäz-ət-ər, ˌō-və-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OVIPOSITOR

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

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