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1. Giving birth to living offspring that develop within the mother's body.

Most mammals and some other animals are viviparous.

2. Giving birth to living young which develop within the maternal body; not hatched from external eggs.
3. Giving birth to living young, in distinction to oviparous, or egg-laying.
4. A description of a plant with seeds that germinate and develop into seedlings before being shed from the parent plant; such as, a mangrove.
This entry is located in the following units: para-, par-, -parous, -partum (page 6) viva-, vivi-, vivo-, viv- (page 6)