Definitions

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

  • adjective Producing eggs that hatch within the female's body, as in certain fishes and reptiles and many invertebrates.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Producing eggs which are hatched within the body of the parent but without placental attachment, so that the young are born alive, yet have not been developed in that direct connection with the blood-vessels of the mother which is characteristic of viviparous animals.

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

  • adjective (Biol.) Oviparous, but hatching the egg while it is within the body, as some fishes and reptiles.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to such kind of animals such as some reptiles whose eggs hatch inside their body

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective producing living young from eggs that hatch within the body

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From ovo- +‎ viviparous.

Examples

  • I don't see that they'd be ovoviviparous ... too much weight for the mother if she had to carry her young for any length of time.

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  • Sharks are ovoviviparous -- that is, they bring forth living young instead of eggs.

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  • I don't see that they'd be ovoviviparous ... too much weight for the mother if she had to carry her young for any length of time.

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  • Coenogonous: oviparous at one season of the year, ovoviviparous at another, as in Aphididae.

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  • Over 20 oviparous specifically expressed genes were identified through screening the subtracted cDNA library enriched between oviparous and ovoviviparous

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  • The types of vipers that are ovoviviparous include Bitis, Echis carinatus, and most Vipera.

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