Ovigerous O*vig"er*ous, a. [Ovum + -gerous: cf. F. ovigere.] (Biol.) Bearing eggs; oviferous. [1913 Webster]

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  • ovigerous — (ˈ)ō|vij(ə)rəs adjective Etymology: ov + gerous : bearing eggs or modified for the purpose of bearing them an ovigerous leg …   Useful english dictionary

  • ovigerous — bearing eggs …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • ovigerous — adj. [L. ovum, egg; gerere, to bear] Carrying eggs; oviferous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ovigerous — adjective carrying or bearing eggs …   Wiktionary

  • ovigerous — SYN: oviferous. * * * ovig·er·ous ō vij (ə )rəs adj bearing or modified for the purpose of bearing eggs * * * ovig·er·ous (o vijґər əs) [ovi + L. gerere to bear] producing or containing ova …   Medical dictionary

  • ovigerous — Bearing developing embryos in the marsupium [Wilson, 1989]. Bearing eggs attached to the pleopods [Ingle, 1983]. Bearing or carrying eggs [Bliss, 1982]. Pertaining to the condition of, or a female, carrying external fertilized eggs [Butler, T.H.] …   Crustacea glossary

  • ovigerous — bearing eggs Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ovigerous — ovig·er·ous …   English syllables

  • ovigerous frena — In Cirripedia (certain Lepadomorpha), fleshy ridge or flap on interior mantle surface, adhering to and holding egg masses (ovigerous lamellae) in place [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Subclass Cirripedia): Fleshy ridge or flap on inner surface of… …   Crustacea glossary

  • ovigerous lamella — In Cirripedia, eggs adhering in one or more lamellae, within mantle cavity and in certain Lepadomorpha, held in position by ovigerous frenae [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Subclass Cirripedia): Adherent egg masses forming one or more lamellae… …   Crustacea glossary

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