Origin of viviparous
Examples from the Web for viviparous
We are therefore justified in concluding that in the viviparous forms the development is abbreviated and modified.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
All quadrupeds covered with hair are viviparous; all those covered with scales oviparous.Buffon's Natural History, Volume III (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
Some of these comical-looking little creatures are viviparous, others deposit their eggs in the ground.
Some deposit their eggs on different kinds of insects, others on bodies in a state of decomposition, some again are viviparous.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
The coral is viviparous; that is to say, its eggs become embryos inside the polyp.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
British Dictionary definitions for viviparous
Word Origin for viviparous
Word Origin and History for viviparous
1640s, from Late Latin viviparus "bringing forth alive," from Latin vivus "alive, living" + parere "bring forth, bear" (see pare).