[ oh-vuh-puh-zish-uhn ]
/ ˌoʊ və pəˈzɪʃ ən /
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the act or process of depositing or laying eggs, especially by means of an ovipositor: At oviposition, the turtle's eggs pass between the bones of her pelvis into the sandy hole she has dug.
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Words nearby oviposition
Ovimbundu, ovine, ovipara, oviparous, oviposit, oviposition, ovipositor, ovisac, OV language, ovo-, ovoid
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How to use oviposition in a sentence
When the business of oviposition commences, they take the eggs from her, and deposit them in their nurseries.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
The peristaltic motion observed in the females of some insects during oviposition has been before described.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
There is continual oviposition, the queen laying over eighty thousand eggs in twenty-four hours, or one egg every second.The Dawn of Reason|James Weir
There are thus two female openings, one for copulation, the other for oviposition, as well as a male opening.
Having finished their home, only a day or so intervenes when oviposition becomes the controlling instinct.Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States|Thomas G. Gentry