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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Bearing or producing ova.

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  • adj. Producing or bearing eggs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Egg-bearing; -- applied particularly to certain receptacles, as in Crustacea, that retain the eggs after they have been excluded from the formative organs, until they are hatched.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bearing eggs; ovigerous: specifically applied to certain receptacles into which ova are taken upon their escape from the ovary, as in some crustaceans.

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