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Noun ovipositor has 1 sense
  1. ovipositor - egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen in many female insects and some fishes
    --1 is a kind of

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Definition: An organ found in many female insects and some other animals that is used for laying eggs.



  1. The ovipositor of a mosquito is adapted for piercing the skin of its victim.
  2. The female wasp inserts her ovipositor into trees to deposit her eggs.
  3. Scientists discovered a species of beetle with an extraordinarily long ovipositor.

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