gravid

[ grav-id ]
/ ˈgræv ɪd /

adjective

Origin of gravid

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

Related forms

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 gravidity

gravid

/ (ˈɡrævɪd) /

adjective

the technical word for pregnant

Derived Forms

gravidity or gravidness, noungravidly, adverb

Word Origin for gravid

C16: from Latin gravidus, from gravis heavy
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Medicine definitions for gravidity

gravid

[ grăvĭd ]

adj.

Carrying eggs or developing young.

Related forms

gra•vidi•ty (grə-vĭdĭ-tē) null n.
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