[ grav-id ]
/ ˈgræv ɪd /
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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 gravidgra·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
/ (ˈɡrævɪd) /
the technical word for pregnant
Derived forms of gravidgravidity or gravidness, noungravidly, adverb
Word Origin for gravid
C16: from Latin gravidus, from gravis heavy
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Medical definitions for gravid
[ grăv′ĭd ]
Carrying eggs or developing young.
Other words from gravidgra•vid′i•ty (grə-vĭd′ĭ-tē) null n.
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