Ovoviviparity



[oh-voh-vahy-vip-er-uh s] /ˌoʊ voʊ vaɪˈvɪp ər əs/

adjective, Zoology.
1.
producing eggs that are hatched within the body, so that the young are born alive but without placental attachment, as certain reptiles or fishes.
/ˌəʊvəʊvaɪˈvɪpərəs/
adjective
1.
(of certain reptiles, fishes, etc) producing eggs that hatch within the body of the mother Compare oviparous, viviparous (sense 1)
adj.

1801, from comb. form of ovum + viviparous.
ovoviviparous
(ō’vō-vī-vĭp’ər-əs)
Producing eggs that hatch within the female’s body. Some fish and reptiles are ovoviviparous. Compare oviparous, viviparous.

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