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oviparous

 [o-vip´ah-rus]
capable of producing eggs in which the embryo develops outside of the maternal body, as in birds.

o·vip·a·rous

(ō-vip'ă-rŭs),
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]

oviparous

/ovip·a·rous/ (o-vip´ah-rus) producing eggs in which the embryo develops outside the maternal body, as in birds.

oviparous

(ō-vĭp′ər-əs)
adj.
Producing eggs that hatch outside the body.

o′vi·par′i·ty (ō′və-păr′ĭ-tē) n.
o·vip′a·rous·ly adv.

oviparous

[ōvip′ərəs]
Etymology: L, ovum + parere, to bring forth
giving birth to young by laying eggs. Compare ovoviviparous, viviparous.

oviparous

(of an animal) laying eggs in which the embryo develops after egg laying, as in birds and most reptiles. Compare OVOVIVIPAROUS, VIVIPAROUS (1).

oviparous

producing eggs in which the embryo develops outside of the maternal body, as in birds.
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It has been suggested that, in general, oviparous species and those with longer breeding seasons have higher frequencies of clutches (Dunham et al.
All oviparous quadrupeds have hard skin, not because their earthy material is redirected, but because of their hard scales.
Relationships among body size, clutch size, and egg size in three species of oviparous snakes.
Trade-off between reproductive effort and adult survival in oviparous and viviparous fishes.
However, the most well-documented effects of POPs in oviparous reptiles are on hatchling development.
Swell sharks are oviparous, or egg-laying, born from egg cases also known as mermaid's purses.
cuschensis and the apterous and alate viviparous females, as well as the oviparous females and males of N.
Folliculogenesis and ovarian histology of the oviparous gecko, Hemidactylus mabouia (Sauria: Gekkonidae).
Vitellogenin (VTG), an egg yolk protein produced by the liver in oviparous female vertebrates in response to estrogen, is not normally detectable in the serum of males.
They are oviparous producing up to 300 eggs during their reproductive life with an incubation period of 20-36 days [67,84,88].
Development is oviparous and egg cases are smooth-surfaced, translucent, greenish with indistinct bands of lighter color, measuring about 5.