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Oviparous, laying eggs which are hatched outside the body of the parent. Most invertebrates, fishes, and reptiles, all birds, and the monotremes are oviparous. The term ovoviviparous is applied to those animals the eggs of which are hatched within the body of the parent, while viviparous is used of the marsupial and placental mammals and their gestation.