Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of ovipositing; deposition or laying of eggs, especially with an ovipositor.

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  • noun The process of laying eggs.

Etymologies

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From oviposit

Examples

  • We note the change in relative size of the upper jaw subregions: i, anterior; ii, fang; iii, posterior. d.a.o., days after oviposition.

    The Panda's Thumb: Development Archives

  • Contributions of female oviposition patterns and larval behavior to group defense in conifer sawflies (Hymenoptera: Diprionidae).

    Contributor: Sylvio G. Codella

  • Many fish species use the mangroves as oviposition areas, as well as breeding grounds, contributing to the high diversity of ichthyofauna in this region.

    Petenes mangroves

  • So now I know that a butterfly's downward curved abdomen is an indication of oviposition or at least, preparation for it.

    A butterfly that may have been laying eggs

  • One of them said:...it is a female Strymon melinus exhibiting oviposition behavior.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • One of them said:...it is a female Strymon melinus exhibiting oviposition behavior.

    A butterfly that may have been laying eggs

  • So now I know that a butterfly's downward curved abdomen is an indication of oviposition or at least, preparation for it.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • But I decided to take a look at it under the scope and that's when I noticed there was an egg sticking out of the side of its head; it was in throes of oviposition.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • But I decided to take a look at it under the scope and that's when I noticed there was an egg sticking out of the side of its head; it was in throes of oviposition.

    Snail laying eggs

  • I say that these form a gradation, for the eggs of these latter resemble a scolex, in that they increase after oviposition, and the scolex of insects again as it develops resembles an egg; how so we shall explain later.

    On the Generation of Animals

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