larviparous

adjective
lar·​vip·​a·​rous | \ lär-ˈvip-ə-rəs How to pronounce larviparous (audio) \

Medical Definition of larviparous

: bearing and bringing forth young that are larvae used especially of specialized dipteran flies and some mollusks — compare oviparous, ovoviviparous, viviparous

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“Larviparous.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/larviparous. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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