gravid

[ grav-id ]
/ ˈgræv ɪd /
See synonyms for: gravid / gravidity / gravidness on Thesaurus.com

adjective

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Origin of gravid

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Latin gravidus, “with child, with young, pregnant,” equivalent to grav(is) “heavy, weighty, burdened,” + -idus -id4

OTHER WORDS FROM gravid

gra·vid·i·ty [gruh-vid-i-tee], /grəˈvɪd ɪ ti/, grav·id·ness, noungrav·id·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for gravid

gravid
/ (ˈɡrævɪd) /

adjective

the technical word for pregnant

Derived forms of gravid

gravidity or gravidness, noungravidly, adverb

Word Origin for gravid

C16: from Latin gravidus, from gravis heavy
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Medical definitions for gravid

gravid
[ grăvĭd ]

adj.

Carrying eggs or developing young.

Other words from gravid

gra•vidi•ty (grə-vĭdĭ-tē) null n.
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