'əʊvɪpə'zɪʃn n. laying of eggs

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  • oviposition — [ɔvipozisjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1965; de 2. ovi , et position, d après ovipositeur. ❖ ♦ Didact. (zool.). Action de déposer les œufs dans certains milieux (nid, poche incubatrice, etc.) en vue de leur développement optimum (amphibiens …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Oviposition — The process of oviposition in Dolichomitus imperator: 1 Tapping with her antennae the wasp listens for the vibrations that indicate a host is present; 2 With the longer ovipositor, the Wasp drills a hole through the bark; 3 The wasp inserts the… …   Wikipedia

  • Oviposition — Ovipositing O vi*pos it*ing, Oviposition O vi*po*si tion, n. The depositing of eggs, esp. by insects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oviposition — noun see oviposit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oviposition — n. [L. ovum, egg; ponere, to place] The act of depositing eggs …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • oviposition — See oviposit. * * * …   Universalium

  • oviposition — noun The process of laying eggs …   Wiktionary

  • oviposition — Act of laying or depositing eggs by insects. * * * ovi·po·si·tion .ō və pə zish ən n the act or an instance of ovipositing ovi·po·si·tion·al zish nəl, ən əl adj * * * ovi·po·si·tion (o″vĭ pə zĭґshən) [ovi + L. ponere to… …   Medical dictionary

  • oviposition — ovi·po·si·tion …   English syllables

  • oviposition — noun see oviposit …   Useful english dictionary

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