Ovoviviparous
Ovoviviparous O*vo*vi*vip"a*rous, a. [Ovum + viviparous: cf. F. ovovivipare.] (Biol.) Oviparous, but hatching the egg while it is within the body, as some fishes and reptiles. [1913 Webster]

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  • ovoviviparous — ovoviviparous. См. яйцеживородящий. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • ovoviviparous — 1801, from OVUM (Cf. ovum) + VIVIPAROUS (Cf. viviparous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ovoviviparous — [ō΄vō vī vip′ə rəs] adj. [< OVI + VIVIPAROUS] designating various animals, as some reptiles, fishes, and snails, which produce eggs with enclosing membranes, that are hatched within the female so that the young are born alive ovoviviparity… …   English World dictionary

  • ovoviviparous — adjective Date: 1801 producing eggs that develop within the maternal body (as of various fishes or reptiles) and hatch within or immediately after release from the parent • ovoviviparously adverb • ovoviviparousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ovoviviparous — adj. [L. ovum, egg; vivus, alive; parere, to bring forth] Producing eggs that are incubated and hatched within the female s body; see oviparous, viviparous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ovoviviparous — ovoviviparism, ovoviviparity /oh voh vuy veuh par i tee/, ovoviviparousness, n. ovoviviparously, adv. /oh voh vuy vip euhr euhs/, adj. Zool. producing eggs that are hatched within the body, so that the young are born alive but without placental… …   Universalium

  • ovoviviparous — adjective Of or pertaining to such kind of animals such as some reptiles whose eggs hatch inside their body See Also: oviparous, ovoviviparity, viviparous …   Wiktionary

  • ovoviviparous — Denoting those fish, amphibians, and reptiles that produce eggs that hatch within the body of the parent. [ovo + L. viviparus, bringing forth alive, fr. vivus, alive, + pario, to bear] * * * ovo·vi·vip·a·rous .vī vip (ə )rəs adj producing eggs… …   Medical dictionary

  • ovoviviparous — adj. producing eggs which hatch inside the body (so that the young are born alive but without a placenta) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ovoviviparous — [ˌəʊvəʊvɪ vɪp(ə)rəs] adjective Zoology (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. Derivatives ovoviviparity noun …   English new terms dictionary

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