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
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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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Example sentences
It seems odd that some snakes are oviparous, and others give birth alive.
The resulting data provide the first evidence for neonatal programming of gene expression in an oviparous species.
These concepts are easily transferred to ovoviviparous species, but less clear with many oviparous species.
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