ovoviviparous


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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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acuminata, the oviduct is inflated into a pouch-like uterus, containing a single shelled embryo, so at least this species is ovoviviparous.
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Development is ovoviviparous and litters of up to 50 pups have been reported (ICES, 1995).