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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Bearing or producing ova.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Biol.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Producing or bearing eggs.

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