Definition of livebearing in English:

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livebearing

Pronunciation: /ˈlīvˌberiNG/

adjective

(Of an animal) bearing live young rather than laying eggs; viviparous or ovoviviparous.
Example sentences
  • The young of some live-bearing species have likewise been found to feast on their mother's flesh while still inside the mother - also regarded by scientists as highly unusual behavior.
  • Males in the live-bearing species have intromittent organs.
  • A previous experimental study examined developmental processes of dispersal in the live-bearing lizard Lacerta vivipara and found that siblings had similar dispersal propensities dependent on prenatal effects.

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Syllabification: live·bear·ing

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