Definitions for oviposition-pəˈzɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•vi•pos•itˌoʊ vəˈpɒz ɪt, ˈoʊ vəˌpɒz-(v.i.)-it•ed, -it•ing.

  1. to deposit or lay eggs, esp. by means of an ovipositor.

Origin of oviposit:

1810–20; ovi - +-posit < L positus (see posit )

o`vi•po•si′tion-pəˈzɪʃ ən(n.)

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  1. oviposition(Noun)

    The process of laying eggs.

  2. Origin: From oviposit

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Oviposition

    The process of laying or shedding fully developed eggs (OVA) from the female body. The term is usually used for certain INSECTS or FISHES with an organ called ovipositor where eggs are stored or deposited before expulsion from the body.

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