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From Latin oviparus
oviparous (not comparable)
- Egg-laying; depositing eggs that develop and hatch outside the body as a reproductive strategy.
- The echidna is a monotreme, which is the extremely small subset of oviparous mammals.
- 1643: Thomas Browne, Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend 
- And though it might be thought that all animals who have lungs do cough; yet in cataceous fishes, who have large and strong lungs, the same is not observed; nor yet in oviparous quadrupeds: and in the greatest thereof, the crocodile, although we read much of their tears, we find nothing of that motion.
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