Definition of Oviparous

1. Adjective. Egg-laying.

Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Similar to: Broody
Antonyms: Ovoviviparous, Viviparous



Definition of Oviparous

1. a. Producing young from rggs; as, an oviparous animal, in which the egg is generally separated from the animal, and hatched after exclusion; -- opposed to viviparous.

Definition of Oviparous

1. Adjective. Egg-laying; depositing eggs that develop and hatch outside the body as a reproductive strategy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oviparous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Oviparous

1. Egg-laying. Producing eggs which hatch after leaving the body of the female. Germinating while still attached to the parent plant, for example: mangrove. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oviparous

ovigenetic
ovigenous
ovigerons
ovigerous
ovigerus
ovine
ovine acetonaemia
ovine mastitis
ovine progressive pneumonia
ovines
ovinia
ovioular
ovipara
oviparities
oviparity
oviparous (current term)
oviposit
oviposited
ovipositing
oviposition
ovipositional
ovipositions
ovipositor
ovipositors
oviposits
oviraptor
oviraptoran
oviraptorans
oviraptorid
oviraptorids

Literary usage of Oviparous

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1. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1896)
"oviparous; dead females filled with eggs received April iS, 1881. Lecanium, sp. ... On Peach ; DC oviparous; hibernates in the imago state. Lecanium, sp. ..."

2. The Sacred History of the World: As Displayed in the Creation and Subsequent by Sharon Turner (1833)
"The oviparous and amphibious quadrupeds—the tortoise, crocodile^ and lizard tribes.—A general view of their nature, qualities, and mental principle. ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"t)F THE oviparous VERTEBRATA. Although the three classes of the oviparous Vertebrata differ greatly from each other in their quantum of respiration, ..."

4. The Origin of Life and Process of Reproduction in Plants and Animals: With by Frederick Hollick (1902)
"Is oviparous animals, who only produce eggs, to be developed out of the body, ... The oviparous sexual organs are, therefore, the most simple, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In their reproduction lizards never undergo any metamorphosis and are generally oviparous, but in some the eggs are retained until they hatch within the ..."

6. Travels Or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant by Thomas Shaw (1808)
"SECTION IL Of the oviparous Quadrupeds. ... the oviparous quadrupeds, we are to place the land and water tortoise ..."

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