Definitions for oviparousoʊˈvɪp ər əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•vip•a•rousoʊˈvɪp ər əs(adj.)

  1. producing eggs that hatch outside the body.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of oviparous:

1640–50; < L ōviparus. See ovi -, -parous

o•vip′a•rous•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oviparous(adj)

    egg-laying

Wiktionary

  1. oviparous(Adjective)

    Egg-laying; depositing eggs that develop and hatch outside the body as a reproductive strategy.

    The echidna is a monotreme, which is the extremely small subset of oviparous mammals.

  2. Origin: From oviparus

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