egg-laying
the process of depositing eggs

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • egg laying — n. oviparity, laying of eggs …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • egg-laying area — that part of the bottom or other structures where eggs are deposited …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • Egg tooth — In some egg laying animals, the egg tooth is a small, sharp, cranial protuberance used by offspring to break or tear through the egg s surface during hatching. It is present in most birds and reptiles, and similar structures exist in monotremes,… …   Wikipedia

  • egg-bound — (egґbound) 1. unable to discharge eggs in the normal manner; said of a hen or other egg laying animal. 2. inability of an egg laying animal to discharge eggs in the normal manner …   Medical dictionary

  • egg tooth — a calcareous prominence at the tip of the beak or upper jaw of an embryonic bird or reptile, used to break through the eggshell at hatching. [1890 95] * * * ▪ anatomy       tooth or toothlike structure used by the young of many egg laying species …   Universalium

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