fetiparous

fetiparous

[fee-tip-er-uhs]
adjective
(of a marsupial) bearing young before they are fully developed.


Origin:
fet(us) + -i- + -parous

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fetiparous or foetiparous (fɪˈtɪpərəs)
 
adj
(of marsupials, such as the kangaroo) giving birth to incompletely developed offspring
 
[C19: from fetus + -parous]
 
foetiparous or foetiparous
 
adj
 
[C19: from fetus + -parous]

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