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viviparous

vi·vip·ar·ous

viviparous

 
 
pronunciation:
vaI vI p rs
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Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: giving birth to live young, as opposed to laying eggs.
Some species of lizard are viviparous, while others lay eggs.
definition 2: producing seeds that germinate while still attached to the parent plant.
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derivations: viviparously (adv.), viviparity (n.)
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