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

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ovoviviparously adverb
ovoviviparousness noun

First Known Use of ovoviviparous

1801, in the meaning defined above

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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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