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oviparous

o·vip·a·rous

oviparous

 
pronunciation:
o vI p rs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of animals, reproducing by means of hatching eggs outside the body of the parent. (Cf. viviparous.)
derivations: oviparously (adv.), oviparity (n.), oviparousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word oviparous contains the following parts:
ov, ovi Latin root that means egg
par2 Latin root that means to bear, give birth to