oviparous


ovip·a·rous

adjective \ō-ˈvi-p(ə-)rəs\

Definition of OVIPAROUS

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

Origin of OVIPAROUS

Latin oviparus, from ov- + -parus -parous
First Known Use: 1646

ovip·a·rous

adjective \ō-ˈvip-(ə-)rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OVIPAROUS

: producing eggs that develop and hatch outside the maternal body; also : involving the production of such eggs—compare larviparous, ovoviviparous, viviparous
ovip·a·rous·ness noun

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