Larviparous Lar*vip"a*rous, a. [Larva + L. parete to bring forth.] (Zo["o]l.) Depositing living larv[ae], instead of eggs; -- said of certain insects. [1913 Webster]

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  • larviparous — adj. (Zoology) producing larvae (of certain insects) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • larviparous — lar·vip·a·rous …   English syllables

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