from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The property of being oviparous; the habit of laying eggs to be hatched outside the body; oviparousness.

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

  • noun (Biol.) Generation by means of ova. See generation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition of being oviparous


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  • In the transition from oviparity to viviparity in squamates, the period of time that eggs are retained within the uterus is increased and the thickness of the eggshell is decreased

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