Definition of Viviparous

1. Adjective. Producing living young (not eggs).

Exact synonyms: Live-bearing
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Antonyms: Oviparous, Ovoviviparous



Definition of Viviparous

1. a. Producing young in a living state, as most mammals, or as those plants the offspring of which are produced alive, either by bulbs instead of seeds, or by the seeds themselves germinating on the plant, instead of falling, as they usually do; -- opposed to oviparous.

2. a. Producing young in a living state, as most mammals, or as those plants the offspring of which are produced alive, either by bulbs instead of seeds, or by the seeds themselves germinating on the plant, instead of falling, as they usually do; -- opposed to oviparous.

Definition of Viviparous

1. Adjective. (context: of an animal or animal species) Being born alive, as are most mammals, some reptiles, and a few fish (as opposed to being laid as an egg and subsequently hatching, as do most birds and many other species). ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a plant or plant species) Arising from an embryo that develops from the outset (rather than from a true seed that then germinates). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Viviparous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Viviparous

1. 1. An animal that gives birth to live offspring, as opposed to laying eggs. 2. Describes seeds or fruit which sprout before they fall from the parent plant. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Viviparous

vivids
vivific
vivificate
vivification
vivifications
vivificative
vivified
vivifier
vivifiers
vivifies
vivify
vivifying
vivipara
viviparities
viviparity
viviparous (current term)
viviparous blennies
viviparous blenny
viviparous eelpout
viviparous eelpouts
viviparously
viviparousness
vivipary
viviperception
vivisect
vivisected
vivisecting
vivisection
vivisectional
vivisectionist

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