ovoviviparous


ovo·vi·vip·a·rous

adjective \ˈō-vō-ˌvī-ˈvi-p(ə-)rəs\

Definition of OVOVIVIPAROUS

:  producing eggs that develop within the maternal body (as of various fishes or reptiles) and hatch within or immediately after release from the parent
ovo·vi·vip·a·rous·ly adverb
ovo·vi·vip·a·rous·ness noun

First Known Use of OVOVIVIPAROUS

1801

ovo·vi·vip·a·rous

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

Medical Definition of OVOVIVIPAROUS

: producing eggs that develop within the maternal body and hatch within or immediately after extrusion from the parent—compare larviparous, oviparous, viviparous

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