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uniparous

[yoo-nip-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. Zoology. producing only one egg or offspring at a time.
  2. Botany. (of a cyme) producing only one axis at each branching.

Origin of uniparous

From the New Latin word ūniparus, dating back to 1640–50. See uni-, -parous
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Examples from the Web for uniparous

Historical Examples

  • The cyme, according to its development, has been characterized as biparous or uniparous.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5

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British Dictionary definitions for uniparous

uniparous

adjective
  1. (of certain animals) producing a single offspring at each birth
  2. (of a woman) having borne only one child
  3. botany (of a cyme) giving rise to only one branch from each flowering stem
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