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ovipositorn. [L. ovum an egg + positor a placer, fr. ponere to place.].
     The organ with which many insects and some other animals deposit their eggs. Some ichneumon files have a long ovipositor fitted to pierce the eggs or larvæ of other insects, in order to lay their own eggs within the same.  [1913 Webster]


ovipositor, n. a pointed tubular organ with which a female insect deposits her eggs.

mod.L f. OVI-(1) + L positor f. ponere posit- to place

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