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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.

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

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.

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.

viviparous

Giving birth to live young.
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
Translations
vivipar

viviparous

[vɪˈvɪpərəs] ADJvivíparo

viviparous

adj (Zool) → lebend gebärend
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Nutritional dynamics during embryonic development in the viviparous genus Sebastes and their application to the assessment of reproductive success.
(1980) suggested that viviparity evolved primarily in cold environments of high elevation, and proposed that the presence of several viviparous sceloporines in the lowlands may indicate that viviparity evolves as an irreversible trait.
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This is a source of concern for human health and for the conservation of these species, because the pregnant mothers of viviparous sharks transfer to their embryos the toxic substances accumulated in their organs and tissues (Lyons & Lowe, 2013; Mull et al., 2013; Olin et al., 2014).
During a regular survey, apterous and alate viviparous females of an unknown aphid colony were observed infesting rose at Bengaluru, India, i.e., at the homestead garden of Sanjay Nagar, Dec 2011 by Sunil Joshi, and in an experimental field of the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Mar 2012 by D.
This is the most common pattern in oviparous species (Fitch, 1970; Guillette and Mendez, 1993), but it also occurs in high-latitude, viviparous species (Vitt, 1973; Stewart, 1979; Xavier, 1982).
Sperm storage in the vagina of the viviparous lizard Sceloporus torquatus (Sauria:Prhynosomatidae)
-- The reproductive cycle of the viviparous Kalahari tree skink, Trachylepis spilogaster, was studied from a histological examination of gonadal material.
The viviparous pink seaperch (Zalembius rosaceus) is considered unusual among other embiotocids because of its deep-water habitat (Tarp, 1952), winter parturition (Goldberg and Ticknor, 1977), small brood size (Baltz, 1984), and apparent lack of a positive relationship between brood size and female size (Baltz, 1984).
Spontaneous abortion depresses female sexual receptivity in a viviparous arthropod.