Oviparity



[oh-vip-er-uh s] /oʊˈvɪp ər əs/

adjective, Zoology.
1.
producing eggs that mature and hatch after being expelled from the body, as birds, most reptiles and fishes, and the monotremes.
/əʊˈvɪpərəs/
adjective
1.
(of fishes, reptiles, birds, etc) producing eggs that hatch outside the body of the mother Compare ovoviviparous, viviparous (sense 1)
adj.

“producing eggs that are hatched outside the body of the female,” 1640s, from Latin oviparus, from ovum “egg” (see egg (n.)) + stem of parere “to bring forth” (see pare).
oviparous
(ō-vĭp’ər-əs)
Producing eggs that hatch outside the body. Amphibians, birds, and most insects, fish, and reptiles are oviparous. Compare ovoviviparous, viviparous.

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