Ovipositor O`vi*pos"i*tor, n. [L. ovum an egg + positor a placer, fr. ponere to place.] (Zo["o]l.) The organ with which many insects and some other animals deposit their eggs. Some ichneumon files have a long ovipositor fitted to pierce the eggs or larv[ae] of other insects, in order to lay their own eggs within the same. [1913 Webster]

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