viviparous defined in 1951 yearviviparous - viviparous;
viviparous - Having embryos which develop within the maternal organism and derive nutriment by close contact with maternal tissues, frequently by a placenta, without interposition of any egg-membranes. Viviparity occurs in all placental mammals, and sporadically in other groups of animals. Compare with: Ovoviviparous, Oviparous. (Bot.). Having seeds which germinate within the fruit, e.g. mangrove; or producing shoots for vegetative reproduction instead of an inflorescence, as in some grasses.
near viviparous in Knolik
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