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oviposition
Subject Category
L Animal Science and Animal Products
S Biological Sciences
Definition
The process of laying or shedding fully developed eggs ( ova) from the female body. The term is usually used for certain insects or fishes with an organ called ovipositor where eggs are stored or deposited before expulsion from the body.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2016
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/9481.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/9481
Used For
egg laying
Broader Term
animal reproduction
Narrower Term
egg masses
Related Term
clutch size
ova
ovicides
ovipary
oviposition preference
oviposition sites
Spanish
oviposición
Term Number
9481