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

  • Aaron Elias Kanter, Carl Philip Bauer Arthur Herman Klawans of the University of Chicago discovered that a bitterling will stretch her ovipositor, whether or not she needs to .
  • In her dying act, an adult female cicada creates the next generation, laying 400 to 600 eggs inside a slender tree branch by cutting small slits in it with her ovipositor, an organ .
  • 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.

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