non-viviparity

viviparous

[vahy-vip-er-uhs, vi-]
adjective
1.
Zoology. bringing forth living young rather than eggs, as most mammals and some reptiles and fishes.
2.
Botany. producing seeds that germinate on the plant.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin vīviparus bringing forth living young. See vivi-, -parous

viviparism, noun
viviparity [viv-uh-par-i-tee, vahy-vuh-] , viviparousness, noun
viviparously, adverb
nonviviparity, noun
nonviviparous, adjective
nonviviparously, adverb
nonviviparousness, noun
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viviparous (vɪˈvɪpərəs)
 
adj
1.  oviparous Compare ovoviviparous (of animals) producing offspring that as embryos develop within and derive nourishment from the body of the female parent
2.  (of plants) producing bulbils or young plants instead of flowers
3.  (of seeds) germinating before separating from the parent plant
 
[C17: from Latin vīviparus, from vīvus alive + parere to bring forth]
 
viviparity
 
n
 
vi'vipary
 
n
 
vi'viparism
 
n
 
vi'viparousness
 
n
 
vi'viparously
 
adv

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viviparous
1646, from L.L. viviparus "bringing forth alive," from L. vivus "alive, living" + parere "bring forth, bear" (see pare).
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viviparous vi·vip·a·rous (vī-vĭp'ər-əs, vĭ-)
adj.
Giving birth to living offspring that develop within the mother's body as for most mammals.

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viviparous  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (vī-vĭp'ər-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
Giving birth to living young that develop within the mother's body rather than hatching from eggs. All mammals except the monotremes are viviparous. Compare oviparous, ovoviviparous.

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