- producing eggs that are hatched within the body, so that the young are born alive but without placental attachment, as certain reptiles or fishes.
Origin of ovoviviparous
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Word Origin and History for ovoviviparity
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- Producing eggs that hatch within the female's body. Some fish and reptiles are ovoviviparous. Compare oviparous viviparous.
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