viviparous


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viviparous

1. (of animals) producing offspring that as embryos develop within and derive nourishment from the body of the female parent
2. (of plants) producing bulbils or young plants instead of flowers
3. (of seeds) germinating before separating from the parent plant

viviparous

[vī′vip·ə·rəs]
(physiology)
Bringing forth live young.
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bryos developing inside the mothers' bodies are supplied with maternal nutrients (viviparous), or rely entirely on their yolk sacs (ovoviviparous).
bicanthalis, the Las Vigas (where both parity modes occur) and Nopalillo (oviparous bicanthalis) populations could fit the predicted pattern (lower elevations than the fully viviparous bicanthalis populations).
In placental viviparous sharks, mercury transfer from mother to embryos is considered a detoxification mechanism of the mother (Adams et al., 1999), similar to the maternal offloading of organic pollutants described by Mull et al.
Late instar nymph (left) and apterous viviparous female (right) of Wahlgreniella nervata (Gillette) on rose.
Differential atresia of ovarian follicles and its effect on the clutch size of two populations of the viviparous lizard Sceloporus mucronatus.
The Holothuroidea contains the highest number of viviparous species (O'Loughlin, 1994).
Classification and characterization of the viviparous mutants of maize (Zea mays L.).
Localization of spermatozoa inside viviparous and oviparous females of Chrysomelinae.
Reproductive biology of the viviparous scorpion, Liocheles australasiae (Fabricius) (Arachnida, Scorpiones, Ischnuridae) IV Pregnancy in females isolated from infancy, with notes on juvenile stage duration.
The recent collection of more than 100 specimens of the genus from an experimental wood deployment in the North Pacific provides a contrast between this viviparous species and the Atlantic species with its shorter embryonic development.
This species is a viviparous matrotrofic and the specimens were sexually mature.
A viviparous snake, it produces litters of 20-40 hatchlings, although litters of up to 82 individuals have been recorded (Belluomini et al., 1959).