What does viviparous mean?

Definitions for viviparousvaɪˈvɪp ər əs, vɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. viviparous, live-bearing(adj)

    producing living young (not eggs)


  1. viviparous(Adjective)

    Being born alive, as are most mammals, some reptiles, and a few fish (as opposed to being laid as an egg and subsequently hatching, as do most birds and many other species).

  2. viviparous(Adjective)

    Arising from an embryo that develops from the outset (rather than from a true seed that then germinates).

  3. Origin: From viviparus, from vivus + pario.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viviparous(adj)

    producing young in a living state, as most mammals, or as those plants the offspring of which are produced alive, either by bulbs instead of seeds, or by the seeds themselves germinating on the plant, instead of falling, as they usually do; -- opposed to oviparous

  2. Origin: [L. viviparus; vivus alive + parere to bear, bring forth. Cf. Viper.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Viviparous

    vī-vip′a-rus, adj. producing young alive: (bot.) germinating from a seed still on the parent plant.—ns. Vīvipar′ity, Vīvip′arousness.—adv. Vīvip′arously. [L., from vivus, alive, parĕre, to produce.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of viviparous in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of viviparous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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