/ ovovaɪvɪpərəs /
Prevedi ovoviviparous na: francuski
ETYM Ovum + viviparous: cf. French ovovivipare.
(Zoology) Producing living young from eggs that hatch within the body.
Producing eggs which are hatched in parent's body.
Producing offspring in eggs that hatch within parent's body.
Method of animal reproduction in which fertilized eggs develop within the female (unlike oviparous), and the embryo gains no nutritional substances from the female (unlike viviparous). It occurs in some invertebrates, fishes, and reptiles.