O*vif"er*ous (?), a. [Ovum + -ferous: cf. F. ovifere.] Biol.

Egg-bearing; -- applied particularly to certain receptacles, as in Crustacea, that retain the eggs after they have been excluded from the formative organs, until they are hatched.

 

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