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

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

1801, from comb. form of ovum + viviparous.
Producing eggs that hatch within the female’s body. Some fish and reptiles are ovoviviparous. Compare oviparous, viviparous.


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