viviparous

adjective
vi·​vip·​a·​rous | \ vī-ˈvi-p(ə-)rəs How to pronounce viviparous (audio) , 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

Other Words from viviparous

viviparously adverb

First Known Use of viviparous

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for viviparous

Latin viviparus, from vivus alive + -parus -parous

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The first known use of viviparous was in 1646

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viviparous

adjective
vi·​vip·​a·​rous | \ vī-ˈvip-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce viviparous (audio) , və- How to pronounce viviparous (audio) \

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

Other Words from viviparous

viviparously adverb

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