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capable of producing eggs in which the embryo develops outside of the maternal body, as in birds.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Egg-laying; denoting those birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, monotreme mammals, and invertebrates the young of which develop in eggs outside the maternal body.
[L. oviparus, fr. ovum, egg, + pario, to bear]
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Producing eggs that hatch outside the body.
o′vi·par′i·ty (ō′və-păr′ĭ-tē) n.
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oviparous(of an animal) laying eggs in which the embryo develops after egg laying, as in birds and most reptiles. Compare OVOVIVIPAROUS, VIVIPAROUS (1).
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