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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vi·vip·a·rous /vaɪˈvɪp(ə)rəs, və-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 vi·vip·a·rous /vaɪˈvɪp(ə)rəs, və-/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vi·vip·a·rous a.  Biol. Producing young in a living state, as most mammals, or as those plants the offspring of which are produced alive, either by bulbs instead of seeds, or by the seeds themselves germinating on the plant, instead of falling, as they usually do; -- opposed to oviparous.
 Viviparous fish. Zool. See Embiotocoid.
 Viviparous shell Zool., any one of numerous species of operculated fresh-water gastropods belonging to Viviparus, Melantho, and allied genera. Their young, when born, have a well-developed spiral shell.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : producing living young (not eggs) [ant: oviparous, ovoviviparous]