Definition of ovipositor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvəˈpäzədər/


A tubular organ through which a female insect or fish deposits eggs.
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.

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Syllabification: o·vi·pos·i·tor

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