Definition of ovipositor
: a specialized organ (as of an insect) for depositing eggs — see insect illustration
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Once the plant surface is covered, insects have a really difficult time inserting either their mouthparts or ovipositors into the plants to do damage.
Stinger and ovipositors are now separate in all insects except parasitic wasps, which often inject their eggs into a host with just a splash of paralyzing venom.
Stingers evolved from ovipositors, the tubes through which eggs are laid, which are, of course, found only in females.
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Medical Definition of ovipositor
: a specialized organ (as of an insect) for depositing eggs
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