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oviparous

Line breaks: ovip¦ar|ous
Pronunciation: /əʊˈvɪp(ə)rəs
 
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Definition of oviparous in English:

adjective

Zoology
(Of an animal) producing young by means of eggs which are hatched after they have been laid by the parent, as in birds. Compare with viviparous and ovoviviparous.
Example sentences
  • In contrast, our experimental study of an oviparous species that does not have parental care is of considerable interest, as any observed family resemblance is likely to be less dependent on pre- and postnatal influences.
  • In oviparous species, females can enhance reproductive success by investing in the size, quality, and number of eggs.
  • The regulation of hatching behavior in oviparous animals is important for successful reproduction, but is poorly understood.

Derivatives

oviparity

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Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvɪˈparɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Most catsharks have a system called single oviparity, in which an egg develops inside each oviduct and is deposited outside the female, remaining attached to the substrate until it hatches.
  • Given the combination of oviparity, large clutch size, and large adult size, juveniles likely predominated in standing hadrosaur populations.
  • By closely examining the nests of birds, we get a glimpse of solutions to the general problems associated with oviparity.

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