oviposit


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o·vi·pos·it

 (ō′və-pŏz′ĭt)
intr.v. o·vi·pos·it·ed, o·vi·pos·it·ing, o·vi·pos·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.

oviposit

(ˌəʊvɪˈpɒzɪt)
vb
(Zoology) (intr) (of insects and fishes) to deposit eggs through an ovipositor
[C19: ovi- + positus, past participle of Latin pōnere to place]
oviposition n

o•vi•pos•it

(ˌoʊ vəˈpɒz ɪt, ˈoʊ vəˌpɒz-)

v.i. -it•ed, -it•ing.
to deposit or lay eggs, esp. by means of an ovipositor.
[1810–20; ovi- + -posit < Latin positus (see posit)]
o`vi•po•si′tion (-pəˈzɪʃ ən) n.

oviposit

- To lay an egg.
See also related terms for lay.

oviposit


Past participle: oviposited
Gerund: ovipositing

Imperative
oviposit
oviposit
Present
I oviposit
you oviposit
he/she/it oviposits
we oviposit
you oviposit
they oviposit
Preterite
I oviposited
you oviposited
he/she/it oviposited
we oviposited
you oviposited
they oviposited
Present Continuous
I am ovipositing
you are ovipositing
he/she/it is ovipositing
we are ovipositing
you are ovipositing
they are ovipositing
Present Perfect
I have oviposited
you have oviposited
he/she/it has oviposited
we have oviposited
you have oviposited
they have oviposited
Past Continuous
I was ovipositing
you were ovipositing
he/she/it was ovipositing
we were ovipositing
you were ovipositing
they were ovipositing
Past Perfect
I had oviposited
you had oviposited
he/she/it had oviposited
we had oviposited
you had oviposited
they had oviposited
Future
I will oviposit
you will oviposit
he/she/it will oviposit
we will oviposit
you will oviposit
they will oviposit
Future Perfect
I will have oviposited
you will have oviposited
he/she/it will have oviposited
we will have oviposited
you will have oviposited
they will have oviposited
Future Continuous
I will be ovipositing
you will be ovipositing
he/she/it will be ovipositing
we will be ovipositing
you will be ovipositing
they will be ovipositing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ovipositing
you have been ovipositing
he/she/it has been ovipositing
we have been ovipositing
you have been ovipositing
they have been ovipositing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ovipositing
you will have been ovipositing
he/she/it will have been ovipositing
we will have been ovipositing
you will have been ovipositing
they will have been ovipositing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ovipositing
you had been ovipositing
he/she/it had been ovipositing
we had been ovipositing
you had been ovipositing
they had been ovipositing
Conditional
I would oviposit
you would oviposit
he/she/it would oviposit
we would oviposit
you would oviposit
they would oviposit
Past Conditional
I would have oviposited
you would have oviposited
he/she/it would have oviposited
we would have oviposited
you would have oviposited
they would have oviposited
Translations
ovideporre
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Animals were assumed to be virgin when as isolated females they failed to oviposit in the laboratory.
At the moment the observations were started the content of each colony was as follows: QRC-1 comprised a queen, 20 workers, 26 pupae, 26 larvae and six egg cells; QRC-2 consisted of a queen, 30 workers, 14 pupae, 12 larvae and five egg cells; QLC-1 was started with 45 newly emerged workers, 35 pupae, ten larvae and 14 egg cells removed from other colonies maintained in the laboratory; the largest worker present became the false queen and started to oviposit when she was ten days old and, QLC-2 was a queenright colony that became orphan due to the death of the queen; this colony comprised 87 workers, one larva and six egg cells, and the largest worker present replaced the queen; this worker had emerged in the presence of the queen and had started to oviposit when she was 26 days old.
Adults emerge after 10-14 d and return to their host plants to mate and oviposit.
Studied species of Polyatax oviposit in the mantle and foot epithelia of their hosts.
This large body of work has shown that the location at which mosquitoes oviposit may be chosen based on microhabitat conditions such as the general type of container (Dieng et al.
These analyses suggest that burrow-nesting females move among potential nest sites and eventually oviposit when they find a burrow with lower thermal variance (but with a similar mean temperature) than the sites they have previously sampled but rejected.
Early theoretical work postulated that the realized lifetime reproductive success of parasitoids was limited by the time available to locate hosts and oviposit.
Conversely, favorable soil moisture conditions may cause females to oviposit and optimize reproductive success (Ward & Rogers 2007).
Female moths that have overwintered as adults oviposit onto the expanded leaf petioles surrounding unopened umbels or sometimes onto the expanded leaf petioles on vegetative plants, and larvae move among plant parts during development (Thompson 1983).
In contrast, females oviposit every year in southern populations (Nagel, 1977).
Females oviposit on sticks and the undersides of rocks; egg masses are estimated to hatch 30-45 d later (Elliott et al.