vi·​vip·​a·​ry | \ -pərē \
plural -es

Definition of vivipary

1 : the development of vegetative shoots upon or among the reproductive organs of a plant (as in the proliferous flower clusters of some agaves or the growth of bulblets in the flower cluster of an onion)

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History and Etymology for vivipary

International Scientific Vocabulary viviparous + -y

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“Vivipary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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