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

Definition: 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]

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