oviparous


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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

(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

(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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All oviparous quadrupeds have hard skin, not because their earthy material is redirected, but because of their hard scales.
Development is oviparous and egg cases are smooth-surfaced, translucent, greenish with indistinct bands of lighter color, measuring about 5.5 cm (2 in) long by 1.3 cm (0.5 in) wide.
Phenotypic plasticity in the reproductive characteristics of an oviparous snake, Elaphe guttata: implications for life history studies.
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By contrast, Ostrea chilensis is a larviparous protandric hermaphrodite that first achieves sexual maturity as a male, but subsequently the majority of individuals produce both male and female gametes, a feature commonly observed in other oviparous ostreids (Buroker et al.
Stevens (1987) noted that females lay 10-16 eggs (meaning the species is oviparous) from late July to early October, favouring traditional sites.
A survey of the literature revealed no apparent correlation with host defense status (Chanas and Pawlik, 1995; Pawlik et al., 1995), with reproductive mode (oviparous vs.
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