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/ōˌvōvīˈvip(ə)rəs/  /-vəˈvip-/


1. Of or pertaining to such kind of animals such as some reptiles whose eggs hatch inside their body. (

2. Producing eggs that develop within the maternal body (as of various fishes or reptiles) and hatch within or immediately after release from the parent. (

3. Producing living young from eggs that hatch within the body. (

Word origin: From Latin ovum “egg,” cognate with Greek oon, Old Norse egg, Old English æg + from Late Latin viviparus “bringing forth alive,” from Latin vivus “alive, living” + parere “bring forth, bear.”

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