oosorption

noun
oo·​sorp·​tion | \ ¦ōə¦sȯrpshən \
plural -s

Definition of oosorption

: resorption of ripe or developing eggs that constitutes a physiological response of a parasitic hymenopteran to the absence of the appropriate host

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Other Words from oosorption

oosorptive \ -​ptiv \ adjective

History and Etymology for oosorption

o- + resorption

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“Oosorption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oosorption. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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