viviparous

viviparous
viviparism, n.viviparity /viv'euh par"i tee, vuy'veuh-/, viviparousness, n.viviparously, adv.
/vuy vip"euhr euhs, vi-/, adj.
1. Zool. bringing forth living young rather than eggs, as most mammals and some reptiles and fishes.
2. Bot. producing seeds that germinate on the plant.
[1640-50; < L viviparus bringing forth living young. See VIVI-, -PAROUS]

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