semioviparous

[sem-ee-oh-vip-er-uh s, sem-ahy-]

adjective

bearing young in an incomplete state of development, as a marsupial.

Nearby words

  1. semiology,
  2. semiopaque,
  3. semiotic,
  4. semiotician,
  5. semiotics,
  6. semipalatinsk,
  7. semipalmate,
  8. semipalmated plover,
  9. semipalmated sandpiper,
  10. semiparasitic

Origin of semioviparous

First recorded in 1895–1900; semi- + oviparous

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