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O`vi*pos"i*tor (?), n. [L. ovum an egg + positor a placer, fr. ponere to place.] Zool.

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 larvae of other insects, in order to lay their own eggs within the same.


© Webster 1913.

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