[bip-er-uh s]


Zoology. bringing forth offspring in pairs.
Botany. bearing two branches or axes.

Origin of biparous

First recorded in 1725–35; bi-1 + -parous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

"bringing forth two at birth," 1731, from bi- + Latin -parus, from parere "bring forth, bear" (see pare).

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biparous in Medicine




Bearing two offspring from the same pregnancy.
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