Definition of ovoviviparous in English:

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ovoviviparous

Pronunciation: /ōˌvōvəˈvip(ə)rəs/

adjective

Zoology
(Of an animal) producing young by means of eggs that 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.

Derivatives

ovoviviparity

Pronunciation: /-ˌvīvəˈparitē/
noun

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Syllabification: o·vo·vi·vip·a·rous

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