Nearby words

  1. graveyard shift,
  2. graveyard slot,
  3. graveyard stew,
  4. graveyard watch,
  5. gravicembalo,
  6. gravid uterus,
  7. gravida,
  8. gravidic,
  9. gravidity,
  10. gravidly

Origin of gravid

1590–1600; < Latin gravidus, equivalent to grav(is) burdened, loaded + -idus -id4

Related formsgra·vid·i·ty [gruh-vid-i-tee] /grəˈvɪd ɪ ti/, grav·id·ness, noungrav·id·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gravid



the technical word for pregnant
Derived Formsgravidity or gravidness, noungravidly, adverb

Word Origin for gravid

C16: from Latin gravidus, from gravis heavy

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Word Origin and History for gravid



"pregnant," 1590s, from Latin gravidus "loaded; pregnant," from gravis "burdened, heavy" (see grave (adj.)). Gravidation "pregnancy" is attested from mid-15c.

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Medicine definitions for gravid




Carrying eggs or developing young.
Related formsgra•vidi•ty (grə-vĭdĭ-tē) null n.

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