Viviparousness Vi*vip"a*rous*ness, n. (Biol.) The quality of being viviparous; viviparity. [1913 Webster]

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  • viviparousness — noun The quality of being viviparous; viviparity …   Wiktionary

  • viviparousness — vi·vip·a·rous·ness …   English syllables

  • viviparousness — noun see viviparous * * * viviparity /viv i parˈi ti/ or vivipˈarousness noun The quality of being viviparous • • • Main Entry: ↑vivi …   Useful english dictionary

  • viviparous — viviparism, n. viviparity /viv euh par i tee, vuy veuh /, viviparousness, n. viviparously, adv. /vuy vip euhr euhs, vi /, adj. 1. Zool. bringing forth living young rather than eggs, as most mammals and some reptiles and fishes. 2. Bot. producing… …   Universalium

  • ovo — ovo·cyte; ovo·flavin; ovo·genesis; ovo·lecithin; ovo·lo; ovo·mucin; ovo·mucoid; ovo·plasm; ovo·testicular; ovo·testis; ovo·vitellin; ovo·viviparity; ovo·viviparous; ovo·plas·mic; ovo·viviparously; ovo·viviparousness; …   English syllables

  • ovoviviparousness — ovo·viviparousness …   English syllables

  • viviparous — /vəˈvɪpərəs / (say vuh vipuhruhs) adjective 1. Zoology bringing forth living young (rather than eggs), as most mammals and some reptiles and fishes. 2. Botany producing seeds that germinate on the plant. {Latin vīviparus bringing forth living… …   Australian English dictionary

  • viviparous — [vī vip′ər əs] adj. [L viviparus < vivus, alive (see BIO ) + parere, to produce (see PAROUS)] 1. a) bearing or bringing forth living young, as most mammals and some other animals do b) designating or of this type of reproduction: see OVIPAROUS …   English World dictionary

  • viviparous — adj. 1 Zool. bringing forth young alive, not hatching them by means of eggs (cf. OVIPAROUS). 2 Bot. producing bulbs or seeds that germinate while still attached to the parent plant. Derivatives: viviparity n. viviparously adv. viviparousness n.… …   Useful english dictionary

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