viviparity

noun
vi·vi·par·i·ty | \ˌvī-və-ˈper-ə-tē, -ˈpa-rə-, ˌvi-\

Definition of viviparity 

: the quality or state of being viviparous

First Known Use of viviparity

1864, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about viviparity

Share viviparity

Statistics for viviparity

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for viviparity

The first known use of viviparity was in 1864

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for viviparity

viviparity

noun
vi·vi·par·i·ty | \ˌvī-və-ˈpar-ət-ē, ˌviv-ə- \
plural viviparities

Medical Definition of viviparity 

: the quality or state of being viviparous

More from Merriam-Webster on viviparity

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about viviparity

Comments on viviparity

What made you want to look up viviparity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!