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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Oviferous \O*vif"er*ous\, a. [Ovum + -ferous: cf. F. ovif[`e]re.] (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. [1913 Webster]