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 for Nothrus ovivorus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Egg \Egg\ ([e^]g), n. [OE., fr. Icel. egg; akin to AS. [ae]g
     (whence OE. ey), Sw. [aum]gg, Dan. [ae]g, G. & D. ei, and
     prob. to OSlav. aje, jaje, L. ovum, Gr. 'w,o`n, Ir. ugh,
     Gael. ubh, and perh. to L. avis bird. Cf. Oval.]
     1. (Popularly) The oval or roundish body laid by domestic
        poultry and other birds, tortoises, etc. It consists of a
        yolk, usually surrounded by the "white" or albumen, and
        inclosed in a shell or strong membrane.
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     2. (Biol.) A simple cell, from the development of which the
        young of animals are formed; ovum; germ cell.
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     3. Anything resembling an egg in form.
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     Note: Egg is used adjectively, or as the first part of
           self-explaining compounds; as, egg beater or
           egg-beater, egg case, egg ladle, egg-shaped, etc.
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     Egg and anchor (Arch.), see egg-and-dart in the
        vocabulary, below; -- called also egg and dart, and egg
        and tongue. See Anchor, n., 5. --Ogilvie.
     Egg cleavage (Biol.), a process of cleavage or
        segmentation, by which the egg undergoes endogenous
        division with formation of a mass of nearly similar cells,
        from the growth and differentiation of which the new
        organism is ultimately formed. See Segmentation of the
        ovum, under Segmentation.
     Egg development (Biol.), the process of the development of
        an egg, by which the embryo is formed.
     Egg mite (Zo["o]l.), any mite which devours the eggs of
        insects, as Nothrus ovivorus, which destroys those of
        the canker worm.
     Egg parasite (Zo["o]l.), any small hymenopterous insect,
        which, in the larval stage, lives within the eggs of other
        insects. Many genera and species are known.
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