Origin of gravid
1590–1600; < Latin gravidus, equivalent to grav(is) burdened, loaded + -idus -id4
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Examples from the Web for gravid
To my thinking, at any rate, they make a gravid mistake who look for "realism" in these things.Holbein
Most of the females were gravid and the males were in breeding condition.Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas
Artie L. Metcalf
The woman was gravid at the time, and the soldier-like joke made her blush.Comrade Kropotkin
This may be done either by collecting the ova deposited by the fish in the spawning beds or from the gravid females.Amateur Fish Culture
Charles Edward Walker
The holotype, a gravid female, is the largest known specimen (31 mm., snout-vent length).
- the technical word for pregnant
C16: from Latin gravidus, from gravis heavy
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Word Origin and History for gravid
"pregnant," 1590s, from Latin gravidus "loaded; pregnant," from gravis "burdened, heavy" (see grave (adj.)). Gravidation "pregnancy" is attested from mid-15c.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Carrying eggs or developing young.
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