- Zoology. bringing forth offspring in pairs.
- Botany. bearing two branches or axes.
Origin of biparous
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The cyme, according to its development, has been characterized as biparous or uniparous.
In fig. 16 the biparous cyme is represented in the flowering branch of Cerastium.
- zoology producing offspring in pairs
- botany (esp of an inflorescence) producing two branches from one stem
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Word Origin and History for biparous
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- Bearing two offspring from the same pregnancy.
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