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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: o-vip'a-rus

Definition: Egg-laying; denoting those birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, monotreme mammals, and invertebrates the young of which develop in eggs outside the maternal body.

[L. oviparus, fr. ovum, egg, + pario, to bear]

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