- producing eggs that mature and hatch after being expelled from the body, as birds, most reptiles and fishes, and the monotremes.
Origin of oviparous
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Word Origin and History for oviparity
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- Producing eggs that hatch outside the body. Amphibians, birds, and most insects, fish, and reptiles are oviparous. Compare ovoviviparous viviparous.
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