- producing eggs that develop and hatch after leaving the body of the female
- designating or of this type of reproduction
Origin of oviparousClassical Latin oviparus: see ovi- and -parous
Producing eggs that hatch outside the body.
- Egg-laying; depositing eggs that develop and hatch outside the body as a reproductive strategy.
- The echidna is a monotreme, which is the extremely small subset of oviparous mammals.
From Latin oviparus