Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

foetiparous

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

fetiparous

or foe·tip·a·rous

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

Origin of fetiparous

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for foetiparous

fetiparous

foetiparous

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

Word Origin for fetiparous

C19: from fetus + -parous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012