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To lay eggs; applied especially to insects.
[ovi- + L. pono, pp. positus, to place]
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intr.v. ovipos·ited, ovipos·iting, ovipos·its
To lay eggs, especially by means of an ovipositor.

o′vi·po·si′tion (-pə-zĭsh′ən) n.
o′vi·po·si′tion·al adj.
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