[oh-vuh-poz-it, oh-vuh-poz-]
verb (used without object)
to deposit or lay eggs, especially by means of an ovipositor.

1810–20; ovi- + -posit < Latin positus (see posit)

oviposition [oh-vuh-puh-zish-uhn] , noun
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oviposit (ˌəʊvɪˈpɒzɪt)
(intr) (of insects and fishes) to deposit eggs through an ovipositor
[C19: ovi- + positus, past participle of Latin pōnere to place]

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Damage on a number of other crops is caused by oviposit ion.
In addition, the beetles are more likely to infest weakened trees, and may oviposit and develop in newly felled trees.
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