foetiparous

[fee-tip-er-uh s]

adjective


Nearby words

  1. foeman,
  2. foetal,
  3. foetation,
  4. foeticide,
  5. foetid,
  6. foetology,
  7. foetor,
  8. foetus,
  9. fog,
  10. fog bank

fetiparous

or foe·tip·a·rous

[fee-tip-er-uh s]

adjective

(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

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

Word Origin for fetiparous

C19: from fetus + -parous

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