- a special organ of many female insects, usually at the end of the abdomen, for depositing eggs, often in a host
- an extension of the female genital orifice of certain fishes
Origin of ovipositorModern Latin from ovi- + Classical Latin positor, one who places from ponere: see oviposit
- A tubular structure, usually concealed but sometimes extending outside the abdomen, with which many female insects deposit eggs.
- A similar organ of certain fishes and turtles.