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ovoviviparous Line breaks: ovo|vi¦vip¦ar|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvəʊvɪˈvɪp(ə)rəs/

Definition of ovoviviparous in English:


(Of an animal) producing young by means of eggs which are hatched within the body of the parent, as in some snakes. Compare with oviparous and viviparous.
Example sentences
  • These animals are ovoviviparous (producing eggs that develop and hatch within the female's body without obtaining nourishment from it).
  • Sand tiger sharks are ovoviviparous (incubate eggs internally and offspring are born live).
  • This species is ovoviviparous, meaning that the eggs develop within the female and the young are born alive.


Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvəʊvɪvɪˈparɪti/
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