Meaning of oviposition in English:


Pronunciation /ˌəʊvɪpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/



See oviposit

‘The dissection of larvae revealed that multiple ovipositions into a single host did not occur in our experiments.’
  • ‘These are either the time until the first oviposition on a patch, or the time between ovipositions.’
  • ‘It is known, for example, that male crickets transfer substances in their ejaculates that stimulate egg production and oviposition in females.’
  • ‘Increased fecundity may result from ejaculate compounds that stimulate egg maturation or oviposition in females.’
  • ‘Once a female stops shaking, males guard her during oviposition and subsequently attempt to copulate with her away from the dung.’