[ oh-vip-er-uh s ]
/ oʊˈvɪp ər əs /
producing eggs that mature and hatch after being expelled from the body, as birds, most reptiles and fishes, and the monotremes.
Words nearby oviparous
OTHER WORDS FROM oviparouso·vi·par·i·ty [oh-vuh-par-i-tee] /ˌoʊ vəˈpær ɪ ti/, o·vip·a·rous·ness, nouno·vip·a·rous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for oviparity
/ (əʊˈvɪpərəs) /
Derived forms of oviparousoviparity (ˌəʊvɪˈpærɪtɪ), nounoviparously, adverb
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Science definitions for oviparity
[ ō-vĭp′ər-əs ]
Producing eggs that hatch outside the body. Amphibians, birds, and most insects, fish, and reptiles are oviparous. Compare ovoviviparous viviparous.
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