viviparous

adjective vi·vip·a·rous \ vī-ˈvi-p(ə-)rəs , və- \

Definition of viviparous

1 :producing living young instead of eggs from within the body in the manner of nearly all mammals, many reptiles, and a few fishes
2 :germinating while still attached to the parent plant
  • the viviparous seed of the mangrove

viviparously

adverb

Origin and Etymology of viviparous

Latin viviparus, from vivus alive + -parus -parous


Medical Dictionary

viviparous

adjective vi·vip·a·rous \ vī-ˈvip-(ə-)rəs , və- \

medical Definition of viviparous

:producing living young instead of eggs from within the body in the manner of nearly all mammals, many reptiles, and a few fishes — compare larviparous, oviparous, ovoviviparous

viviparously

adverb

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