Viviparous Definition

vī-vĭpər-əs, vĭ-
Bearing or bringing forth living young, as most mammals and some other animals do.
Webster's New World
Designating or of this type of reproduction.
Webster's New World
Germinating while still on the parent plant: said of certain seeds or bulbs.
Webster's New World
Producing such seeds or bulbs; proliferous.
Webster's New World
  • live-bearing

Origin of Viviparous

  • From Latin vīviparus vīvus alive gwei- in Indo-European roots -parus -parous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vÄ«viparus, from vÄ«vus (“alive") + pariō (“give birth").

    From Wiktionary

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