oviparity /oh'veuh par"i tee/, oviparousness, n.oviparously, adv.
/oh vip"euhr euhs/, adj. Zool.
producing eggs that mature and hatch after being expelled from the body, as birds, most reptiles and fishes, and the monotremes.
[1640-50; < L oviparus. See OVI-, -PAROUS]

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  • oviparous — o|vip|a|rous [əuˈvıpərəs US ou ] adj technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: oviparus, from ovum ( OVUM) + parus producing ] an animal, fish, bird etc that is oviparous produces eggs that develop outside its body …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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