From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ovipositor \O`vi*pos"i*tor\, n. [L. ovum an egg + positor a
   placer, fr. ponere to place.] (Zool.)
   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.
   [1913 Webster]
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