ovoviviparous

adjective
ovo·​vi·​vip·​a·​rous | \ ˈō-vō-ˌvī-ˈvi-p(ə-)rəs How to pronounce ovoviviparous (audio) \

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

Other Words from ovoviviparous

ovoviviparously adverb
ovoviviparousness noun

First Known Use of ovoviviparous

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Ovoviviparous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovoviviparous. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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ovoviviparous

adjective
ovo·​vi·​vip·​a·​rous | \ -ˌvī-ˈvip-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce ovoviviparous (audio) \

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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