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livebearer

[lahyv-bair-er] /ˈlaɪvˌbɛər ər/
noun
1.
any viviparous fish of the family Poeciliidae, often kept in home aquariums.
Origin of livebearer
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; live2 + bearer
Related forms
livebearing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for live-bearer

live-bearer

noun
1.
a fish, esp a cyprinodont, that gives birth to living young
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