Viviparus

noun Vi·vip·a·rus \-p(ə)rəs\

Definition of Viviparus

  1. :  a widely distributed genus (the type of the cosmopolitan family Viviparidae of the suborder Taenioglossa) of freshwater snails that have a turbinate operculate shell which is usually greenish and more or less banded with brown and that are born alive and with a well-developed shell

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Origin and Etymology of viviparus

New Latin, from Latin, adjective, viviparous


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