ovoviviparous

adjective ovo·vi·vip·a·rous \ 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

ovoviviparously

adverb

ovoviviparousness

noun

First Known Use of ovoviviparous

1801

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ovoviviparous

adjective ovo·vi·vip·a·rous \ -ˌvī-ˈvip-(ə-)rəs \

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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