Definition of oviposition in English:

oviposition

noun

Zoology
  • See oviposit

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

Pronunciation

oviposition

/ˌəʊvɪpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/