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 (vī-vĭp′ər-əs, vĭ-)
1. Zoology Giving birth to living offspring that develop within the mother's body. Most mammals and some other animals are viviparous.
2. Botany
a. Germinating or producing seeds that germinate before becoming detached from the parent plant, as in the mangrove.
b. Producing bulbils or new plants rather than seed, as in the tiger lily.

[From Latin vīviparus : vīvus, alive; see gwei- in Indo-European roots + -parus, -parous.]

vi′vi·par′i·ty (vī′və-păr′ĭ-tē, vĭv′ə-) n.
vi·vip′a·rous·ly adv.
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As laying increased, a great many were eaten; others were hatched, even though this only helped to support the acceptance of a non-human future; it was not enough that some were warm-blooded, furred, and viviparously given to birthing live young, and thus closer to a lost humanity.
as the viviparously formed embryos have to the mother .