Definition of ovoviviparous in English:

ovoviviparous

Syllabification: o·vo·vi·vip·a·rous
Pronunciation: /ōˌvōvīˈvip(ə)rəs, -vəˈvip-
 
/

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.
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    • 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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