Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state, character, or condition of being viviparous; the act, process, or result of bringing forth alive.

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

  • noun (Biol.) The quality or condition of being viviparous.

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  • noun The condition of being viviparous

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Examples

  • The case of flowering plants stands by itself, for although they illustrate a kind of viviparity, the seed being embryos, an individual plant may have a large number of flowers and therefore a huge family.

    The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told

  • They might have evolved viviparity, but I personally favour the idea that they were still oviparous and that females laid eggs in terrestrial nests.

    My party and those marvellous metriorhynchids

  • Agamines are a really interesting group in terms of adaptation: we have scansorial, arenicolous and saxicolous species, the evolution of viviparity, and morphological transitions such as external ear loss.

    Harduns and toad-heads; a tale of arenicoly and over-looked convergence

  • Agamines are a really interesting group in terms of adaptation: we have scansorial, arenicolous and saxicolous species, the evolution of viviparity, and morphological transitions such as external ear loss.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • As is seen in other squamate groups that have invaded cool, elevated places, toad-heads have evolved viviparity: this is present in just six Chinese species.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • As is seen in other squamate groups that have invaded cool, elevated places, toad-heads have evolved viviparity: this is present in just six Chinese species.

    Harduns and toad-heads; a tale of arenicoly and over-looked convergence

  • It has been suggested that the viviparity of the mangrove is a survival of a very remote period in the development of the earth — that a mangrove swamp represents an age when the earth was enveloped in clouds and mist; and that with the gradual decrease in tepid aqueous vapour the viviparous habit, then almost universal, was lost, except in the case of this plant.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Now there are many different methods of parental care which secure the safety of the young, and one of these is called viviparity.

    The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told

  • There are only a few offspring at a time, and, although there are exceptional cases like the summer green-flies, which are very prolific though viviparous, the general rule is that viviparity is associated with a very small family.

    The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told

  • It has been suggested that the viviparity of the mangrove is a survival of a very remote period in the development of the earth -- that a mangrove swamp represents an age when the earth was enveloped in clouds and mist; and that with the gradual decrease in tepid aqueous vapour the viviparous habit, then almost universal, was lost, except in the case of this plant.

    Confessions of a Beachcomber

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