most oviparous


adjective Zoology.
producing eggs that mature and hatch after being expelled from the body, as birds, most reptiles and fishes, and the monotremes.

1640–50; < Latin ōviparus. See ovi-, -parous

oviparity [oh-vuh-par-i-tee] , oviparousness, noun
oviparously, adverb Unabridged
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oviparous (əʊˈvɪpərəs)
ovoviviparous Compare viviparous (of fishes, reptiles, birds, etc) producing eggs that hatch outside the body of the mother

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"producing eggs that are hatched outside the body of the female," 1646, from L. oviparus, from ovum "egg" (see egg) + stem of parere "to bring forth" (see pare).
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oviparous  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ō-vĭp'ər-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
Producing eggs that hatch outside the body. Amphibians, birds, and most insects, fish, and reptiles are oviparous. Compare ovoviviparous, viviparous.

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