Definitions

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  • n. The process of laying eggs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

From oviposit (Wiktionary)

Examples

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

    Contributor: Sylvio G. Codella

  • 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-08-01

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

    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

  • 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

  • Hellpap C. & Mercadon, J.C. (1986): Effect of neem on the oviposition behaviour of the fall army worm Spodoptera frugiperda Smith.

    4. Case studies of small-scale semi-industrial neem processing in Kenya, Thailand, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua

  • Under the same conditions, anophelines are not hampered in their oviposition, but larval development is retarded and successful emergence of the adult mosquito from the pupa is blocked.

    Chapter 13

  • Laboratory studies in China on the effect of Azolla coverage on mosquito oviposition and emergence showed that culicine mosquitoes can not lay there eggs at all in water that is completely covered with the fern.

    Chapter 13

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