fetiparous

or foe·tip·a·rous

[ fee-tip-er-uhs ]

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

Origin of fetiparous

1

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British Dictionary definitions for fetiparous

fetiparous

foetiparous

/ (fɪˈtɪpərəs) /


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

Origin of fetiparous

1
C19: from fetus + -parous

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