vermiparous

adjective
ver·​mip·​a·​rous | \ (¦)vər¦mipərəs \

Definition of vermiparous

: producing wormlike young blowflies are vermiparous

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History and Etymology for vermiparous

borrowed from Medieval Latin vermiparus (translation of Greek skōlēkotókos in Aristotle's Historia animalium), from vermi- vermi- + -parus -parous

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“Vermiparous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vermiparous. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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