pre·​oviposition | \ "+ \

Definition of preoviposition

: of, relating to, or being the period before oviposition of the first eggs especially by an insect

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First Known Use of preoviposition

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for preoviposition

pre- + oviposition

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“Preoviposition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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