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gravid

[grav-id]
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adjective
  1. pregnant1(def 1).
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for gravidity

gravid

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

Word Origin

C16: from Latin gravidus, from gravis heavy
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Word Origin and History for gravidity

gravid

adj.

"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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gravidity in Medicine

gravid

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