Definitions for ovoviviparity
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The condition of being ovoviviparous.
Ovoviviparity, ovovivipary, or ovivipary, is a mode of reproduction in animals in which embryos develop inside eggs that are retained within the mother's body until they are ready to hatch. Ovoviviparous animals are similar to viviparous species in that there is internal fertilization and the young are born live, but differ in that there is no placental connection and the unborn young are nourished by egg yolk; the mother's body does provide gas exchange, but that is largely necessary for oviparous animals as well. Ovoviviparity is employed by many aquatic life forms such as some fish, reptiles, and invertebrates.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The capability of producing yolk-filled eggs that hatch within the body, so that the young are born alive, but without placental attachment. This applies to certain species of REPTILES and FISHES.
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