Oviposit O`vi*pos"it, v. t. To deposit or lay (an egg). [1913 Webster]

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  • Oviposit — O vi*pos it, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Oviposited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ovipositing}.] [See {Ovum}, and {Posit}.] To lay or deposit eggs; said esp. of insects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oviposit — [ō΄vi päz′it, ō′vi päz΄it] vi. [< OVI + L positus, pp. of ponere, to place: see POSITION] to deposit or lay eggs, esp. by means of an ovipositor oviposition [ō΄vipə zish′ən, ō′vipə zish′ən] n. ovipositional adj …   English World dictionary

  • oviposit — intransitive verb Etymology: probably back formation from ovipositor Date: 1816 to lay eggs used especially of insects • oviposition noun • ovipositional adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oviposit — to deposit an egg during spawning …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • oviposit — v. [L. ovum, egg; ponere, to place] To lay or deposit eggs …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • oviposit — oviposition /oh veuh peuh zish euhn/, n. /oh veuh poz it, oh veuh poz /, v.i. to deposit or lay eggs, esp. by means of an ovipositor. [1810 20; OVI + posit < L positus (see POSIT)] * * * …   Universalium

  • oviposit — verb To lay eggs See Also: oviposition, ovipositor …   Wiktionary

  • oviposit — To lay eggs; applied especially to insects. [ovi + L. pono, pp. positus, to place] * * * ovi·pos·it ō və .päz ət, .ō və vi to lay eggs used esp. of insects compare LARVIPOSIT …   Medical dictionary

  • oviposit — əʊvɪ pÉ‘zɪt / pÉ’z v. produce or lay egg …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oviposit — [ˌəʊvɪ pɒzɪt] verb (oviposits, ovipositing, oviposited) Zoology (especially of an insect) lay an egg or eggs. Derivatives oviposition noun Origin C19: from ovi + L. posit , ponere to place …   English new terms dictionary

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