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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