Oviferous
Oviferous O*vif"er*ous, a. [Ovum + -ferous: cf. F. ovif[`e]re.] (Biol.) Egg-bearing; -- applied particularly to certain receptacles, as in Crustacea, that retain the eggs after they have been excluded from the formative organs, until they are hatched. [1913 Webster]

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  • oviferous — [ō vif′ər əs] adj. [ OVI & FEROUS] carrying ova …   English World dictionary

  • oviferous — see ovigerous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • oviferous — /oh vif euhr euhs/, adj. Anat., Zool. bearing eggs. [1820 30; OVI + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • oviferous — adjective Producing or bearing eggs …   Wiktionary

  • oviferous — Carrying, containing, or producing ova. SYN: ovigerous. [ovi + L. fero, to carry] * * * ovif·er·ous (o vifґər əs) [ovi + ferous] producing ova …   Medical dictionary

  • oviferous — egg carrying Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • oviferous — /oʊˈvɪfərəs/ (say oh vifuhruhs) adjective bearing eggs. {ovi 1 + ferous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • oviferous — /oh vif euhr euhs/, adj. Anat., Zool. bearing eggs. [1820 30; OVI + FEROUS] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ovigerous — O*vig er*ous, a. [Ovum + gerous: cf. F. ovigere.] (Biol.) Bearing eggs; oviferous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ovigerous — adj. [L. ovum, egg; gerere, to bear] Carrying eggs; oviferous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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