Meaning of ovoviviparous

o•vo•vi•vip•a•rous

Pronunciation: (ō"vō-vī-vip'ur-us), [key]
— adj. Zool.
  1. producing eggs that are hatched within the body, so that the young are born alive but without placental attachment, as certain reptiles or fishes.
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