ovipositor ovipositor

Definition(s):

  • (n) egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen in many female insects and some fishes

Usage(s):

  1. She picks a tender twig, saws a slit in it with a rasplike ovipositor on her stern, lays her eggs in the slit, and soon dies.
  2. The most successful career woman in the insect world converts her useless ovipositor into a weapon of aggressionand self-destruction.

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