ovoviviparous


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ovoviviparous

 [o″vo-vi-vip´ah-rus]
bearing living young that hatch from eggs inside the maternal body, the embryo being nourished by food stored in the egg; lizards are one example.

o·vo·vi·vip·ar·ous

(ō'vō-vi-vip'ă-rŭs),
Denoting those fish, amphibians, and reptiles that produce eggs that hatch within the body of the parent.
[ovo- + L. viviparus, bringing forth alive, fr. vivus, alive, + pario, to bear]

ovoviviparous

(ō′vō-vī-vĭp′ər-əs)
adj.
Producing eggs that hatch within the female's body, as in certain fishes and reptiles and many invertebrates.

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

ovoviviparous

[ō′vəvivip′ərəs]
Etymology: L, ovum + vivus, living, parere, to bring forth
bearing young in eggs that are hatched within the body, as in some reptiles and fishes. Compare oviparous, viviparous.

ovoviviparous

(of certain fish, reptiles and many insects) having the embryo developing within the mother, but from which it rarely derives nutrients. The mother and embryo are separated by egg membranes and there is no PLACENTA. Compare OVIPAROUS, VIVIPAROUS (1).

ovoviviparous

bearing living young that hatch from eggs inside the maternal body, the embryo being nourished by food stored in the egg; said of lizards, etc.
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Development is ovoviviparous and pups are born at about 18 cm (7 in) (ICES, 1995).
Development is ovoviviparous and the gestation period is believed to last around one year.
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Seasonal histological changes in the gonads of Sebastodes paucispinis Ayres, an ovoviviparous teleost (Family Scorpaenidae).
Biological and behavioral studies of an ovoviviparous earwing, Marava arachidis (Yersin, 1860) (Dermaptera; Forficulidae).
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A population analysis of the ovoviviparous lizard Sceloporus jarrovi in the Pinaleno Mountains of southeastern Arizona.
Seasonal histological changes in the gonads of Sebastodes paucispinis (Ayres), and ovoviviparous teleost (family Scorpaenidae).
Quick and dirty tabulation of stomach contents and maturity stages for skates (Rajidae), squaloid and other ovoviviparous and viviparous species of sharks.
Lamnid sharks are ovoviviparous and nourish their embryos by oophagy (Lohberger, 1910).
They are ovoviviparous and have reported litter sizes ranging from 22 to 108 (Compagno, 1984; Ebert, 1992).
Methyl farnesoate and juvenile hormone III in normal and precocene-treated embryos of the ovoviviparous cockroach Nauphaeta cinerea.