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foetiparous

[fee-tip-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. fetiparous.

fetiparous

or foe·tip·a·rous

[fee-tip-er-uh s]
adjective
  1. (of a marsupial) bearing young before they are fully developed.

Origin of fetiparous

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British Dictionary definitions for foetiparous

fetiparous

foetiparous

adjective
  1. (of marsupials, such as the kangaroo) giving birth to incompletely developed offspring

Word Origin

C19: from fetus + -parous
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