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vi·vip·a·rous

 (vī-vĭp′ər-əs, vĭ-)
adj.
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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viviparous

(vɪˈvɪpərəs)
adj
1. (Zoology) (of animals) producing offspring that as embryos develop within and derive nourishment from the body of the female parent. Compare oviparous, ovoviviparous
2. (Botany) (of plants) producing bulbils or young plants instead of flowers
3. (Botany) (of seeds) germinating before separating from the parent plant
[C17: from Latin vīviparus, from vīvus alive + parere to bring forth]
viviparity, viˈvipary, viˈviparism, viˈviparousness n
viˈviparously adv
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vi•vip•a•rous

(vaɪˈvɪp ər əs, vɪ-)

adj.
1. bringing forth living young rather than eggs.
2. producing seeds that germinate on the plant.
[1640–50; < Latin vīviparus. See vivi-, -parous]
viv•i•par•i•ty (ˌvɪv əˈpær ɪ ti, ˌvaɪ və-) vi•vip′a•rous•ness, n.
vi•vip′a•rous•ly, adv.
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vi·vip·a·rous

(vī-vĭp′ər-əs)
Giving birth to living young that develop within the mother's body rather than hatching from eggs. Most mammals are viviparous. Compare oviparous, ovoviviparous.
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viviparous

Giving birth to live young.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.viviparous - producing living young (not eggs)
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
oviparous - egg-laying
ovoviviparous - producing living young from eggs that hatch within the body
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Translations
vivipar

viviparous

[vɪˈvɪpərəs] ADJvivíparo
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viviparous

adj (Zool) → lebend gebärend
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