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The production of fully formed eggs that are retained, and hatched, inside the maternal body with the release of live offspring.

Ovoviviparity is employed by many aquatic life forms; such as, fish and some sharks, reptiles, and invertebrates.

The young of ovoviviparous amphibians are sometimes born as larvae, and undergo metamorphosis; a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching outside the body of the mother.

This entry is located in the following units: ovo- (page 2) para-, par-, -parous, -partum (page 3) viva-, vivi-, vivo-, viv- (page 2)