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viviparous

 [vi-vip´ah-rus]
giving birth to living young which develop within the maternal body.

vi·vip·a·rous

(vī-vip'ă-rŭs),
Giving birth to living young, in distinction to oviparous, or egg-laying.
Synonym(s): zoogonous
[vivi- + L. pario, to bear]

viviparous

(vī-vĭp′ər-əs, vĭ-)
adj.
1. Zoology Giving birth to living offspring that develop within the mother's body. Most mammals and some other animals are viviparous.
2. Botany
a. Germinating or producing seeds that germinate before becoming detached from the parent plant, as in the mangrove.
b. Producing bulbils or new plants rather than seed, as in the tiger lily.

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

vi·vip·a·rous

(vī-vip'ă-rŭs)
Giving birth to living young, in distinction to oviparous, or egg-laying.
[vivi- + L. pario, to bear]

viviparous

  1. (of placental mammals) having the development of the young inside the body of the mother, the young being born live rather than hatching from an egg. Compare OVIPAROUS, OVOVIVIPAROUS.
  2. (of plants) having seed germinating in the fruit.
  3. (of plants) having shoots that serve for vegetative reproduction rather than forming flowers.
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They have evolved an efficient viviparous reproductive system using a placenta and a highly developed cerebral neocortex.