para-, par-, -parous, -partum

(Greek > Latin: to bring forth, to bear; producing viable offspring; giving birth to; brood; secreting)

The condition of being viviparous or the ability to produce living young rather than producing young by laying an egg, or eggs, and then having it/them hatch.
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.
Relating to having embryonic development which occurs entirely within the female reproductive tract.
Bringing forth live young which have developed inside the body of a parent.

Nourishment of the embryo is derived directly from the mother, and the young are released at birth.

A reproductive process in which the conceptus is sustained and nourished within the body of the maternal animal.