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Pronunciation: o'vo-lar-vip'a-rus

Definition: Denoting certain nematodes and other invertebrates in which the eggs are hatched within the female, and the larvae developed or protected within the uterus until the correct time for their emergence.

[ovo- + L. larva, a mask, + pario, to bear]

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