biparous

[ bip-er-uh s ]
/ ˈbɪp ər əs /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. bioweapon,
  2. bipack,
  3. biparental,
  4. biparietal,
  5. biparietal diameter,
  6. bipartisan,
  7. bipartisanship,
  8. bipartite,
  9. bipartition,
  10. biparty

Origin of biparous

First recorded in 1725–35; bi-1 + -parous

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British Dictionary definitions for biparous

biparous

/ (ˈbɪpərəs) /

adjective

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

biparous

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for biparous

biparous

[ bĭpər-əs ]

adj.

Bearing two offspring from the same pregnancy.

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