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(Science: zoology) 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 larvae of other insects, in order to lay their own eggs within the same.

Origin: L. Ovum an egg _ positor a placer, fr. Ponere to place.

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Insect from Costa Rica

... as crickets, katydids and Long-horned Grasshoppers. Ensifer means 'sword bearer' in latin, and refers to the typically elongated and blade-like ovipositor of the females. The classification of the suborder was drastically revised in December of 2005 by the Orthopterists' Society. I think that ...

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by victor
Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Insect from Costa Rica
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Urgent: Seahorses

... between a male and a female sea horse, the male pumps water out of the pouch on his belly. The female puts her egg-laying organ, called the ovipositor, into the opening of the male's pouch. About 200 eggs are laid. The eggs get fertilised by combining with the male cells inside the pouch. ...

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by opuntia
Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Urgent: Seahorses
Replies: 36
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