|having a backbone or spinal column|
|cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates with gills, often have fins and elongated body covered with scales|
|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]|
viviparous vi·vip·a·rous (vī-vĭp'ər-əs, vĭ-)
Giving birth to living offspring that develop within the mother's body as for most mammals.