Definition of ovipositor in English:
A tubular organ through which a female insect or fish deposits eggs: the female ichneumon wasp has an ovipositor like a dagger with which she drills a hole in the wood
More example sentences
- Injuries were visible as sclerotized scars in the female ovipositor, and their occurrence increased with mating frequency.
- At this stage, the conical ovipositor of the female becomes visible.
- The female ovipositor becomes loosely articulated.
Definition of ovipositor in:
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