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.
Origin: From oviparus
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vip′a-rus, adj. bringing forth or laying eggs instead of fully formed young.—n.pl. Ovip′ara, animals that lay eggs.—ns. Ovipar′ity, Ovip′arousness. [L. ovum, egg, parĕre, to bring forth.]
The numerical value of oviparous in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of oviparous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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