-parous


a combining form meaning “bearing,” “producing” that specified by the initial element:oviparous; viviparous.

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Origin of -parous

<Latin -parus bearing, equivalent to par(ere) to bear, bring forth + -us adj. suffix; see -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for -parous

-parous

adj combining form

giving birth tooviparous

Word Origin for -parous

from Latin -parus, from parere to bring forth
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Medical definitions for -parous (1 of 2)

parous
[ părəs, pâr- ]

adj.

Having given birth one or more times.

Medical definitions for -parous (2 of 2)

-parous

suff.

Giving birth to; producing:multiparous.
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