oviparous


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o·vip·a·rous

 (ō-vĭp′ər-əs)
adj.
Producing eggs that hatch outside the body.

o′vi·par′i·ty (ō′və-păr′ĭ-tē) n.
o·vip′a·rous·ly adv.

oviparous

(əʊˈvɪpərəs)
adj
(Zoology) (of fishes, reptiles, birds, etc) producing eggs that hatch outside the body of the mother. Compare ovoviviparous, viviparous1
oviparity n
oˈviparously adv

o•vip•a•rous

(oʊˈvɪp ər əs)

adj.
producing eggs that hatch outside the body.
[1640–50; < Latin ōviparus. See ovi-, -parous]
o•vi•par•i•ty (ˌoʊ vəˈpær ɪ ti) n.
o•vip′a•rous•ly, adv.

o·vip·a·rous

(ō-vĭp′ər-əs)
Producing eggs that hatch outside the body. Amphibians, birds, and most insects, fish, and reptiles are oviparous. Compare ovoviviparous, viviparous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.oviparous - egg-laying
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
ovoviviparous - producing living young from eggs that hatch within the body
live-bearing, viviparous - producing living young (not eggs)
Translations

oviparous

[əʊˈvɪpərəs] ADJovíparo

oviparous

adjEier legend, ovipar (spec)

oviparous

[əʊˈvɪpərəs] adjoviparo/a
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Experiments involving manipulation of embryonic environments in oviparous avian and fish models have demonstrated it is possible for phenotypic sex expression to occur that is opposite that of genotype.
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Proposal of a maturity stages scale for oviparous and viviparous cartilaginous fishes (Pisces, Chondrichthyes).
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