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o·vo·vi·vip·a·rous

 (ō′vō-vī-vĭp′ər-əs)
adj.
Producing eggs that hatch within the female's body, as in certain fishes and reptiles and many invertebrates.

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

ovoviviparous

(ˌəʊvəʊvaɪˈvɪpərəs)
adj
(Zoology) (of certain reptiles, fishes, etc) producing eggs that hatch within the body of the mother. Compare oviparous, viviparous1
ovoviviparity n

o•vo•vi•vip•a•rous

(ˌoʊ voʊ vaɪˈvɪp ər əs)

adj.
producing eggs that are hatched within the body, so that the young are born alive but without placental attachment, as certain reptiles or fishes.
[1795–1805]
o`vo•vi`vi•par′i•ty (-ˌvaɪ vəˈpær ɪ ti) n.
o`vo•vi•vip′a•rous•ly, adv.

o·vo·vi·vip·a·rous

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

ovoviviparous

[ˌəʊvəʊvaɪˈvɪpərəs] adjovoviviparo/a
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The Colombian specimen represents the most complete halisaurine mosasaur known so far in the world, and provides new evidences of ovoviviparity in mosasaurs.
Among these strategies, those related to reproduction, such as hermaphroditism, ovoviviparity, brooding (synchronous or asynchronous), number of generations per year, bradyticyctic or tachytictic pattern, among others, have played a key role in its permanence in time and space, and its ability to colonize and maintain populations in temporary freshwater bodies (Hornbach et al.
Sarcophagidae (Diptera) of forensic importance at a high altitude desert in Catamarca, Argentina: ovoviviparity as an advantage under extreme arid conditions