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Ovipositor

ovipositor
(Science: zoology) 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.
Origin: L. Ovum an egg – positor a placer, fr. Ponere to place.


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