oviparous

[oh-vip-er-uh s]
adjective Zoology.
  1. producing eggs that mature and hatch after being expelled from the body, as birds, most reptiles and fishes, and the monotremes.

Origin of oviparous

From the Latin word ōviparus, dating back to 1640–50. See ovi-, -parous
Related formso·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 oviparous

oviparous

adjective
  1. (of fishes, reptiles, birds, etc) producing eggs that hatch outside the body of the motherCompare ovoviviparous, viviparous (def. 1)
Derived Formsoviparity (ˌəʊvɪˈpærɪtɪ), nounoviparously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for oviparous
adj.

"producing eggs that are hatched outside the body of the female," 1640s, from Latin oviparus, from ovum "egg" (see egg (n.)) + stem of parere "to bring forth" (see pare).

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oviparous in Science

oviparous

[ō-vĭpər-əs]
  1. Producing eggs that hatch outside the body. Amphibians, birds, and most insects, fish, and reptiles are oviparous. Compare ovoviviparous viviparous.
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