fetiparous

or foe·tip·a·rous

[ fee-tip-er-uhs ]
/ fiˈtɪp ər əs /

adjective

(of a marsupial) bearing young before they are fully developed.

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British Dictionary definitions for fetiparous

fetiparous

foetiparous

/ (fɪˈtɪpərəs) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for fetiparous

C19: from fetus + -parous
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