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oviparous

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adjective ovip·a·rous \ō-ˈvi-p(ə-)rəs\

Definition of oviparous

  1. :  producing eggs that develop and hatch outside the maternal body; also :  involving the production of such eggs



Origin and Etymology of oviparous

Latin oviparus, from ov- + -parus -parous


First Known Use: 1646


Medical Dictionary

oviparous

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adjective ovip·a·rous \ō-ˈvip-(ə-)rəs\

Medical Definition of oviparous

  1. :  producing eggs that develop and hatch outside the maternal body; also :  involving the production of such eggs—compare larviparous, ovoviviparous, viviparous

oviparousness

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