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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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flavipennella through determination of defined parameters including the number of ovipositions per female, number of eggs per oviposition, viability and incubation time of eggs, development of larvae and pupae, male/female ratio, and longevity of adults.
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