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noun, plural par·vos.
  1. parvovirus.
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Origin of parvo

by shortening

multum in parvo

[moo l-too m in pahr-woh; English muhl-tuh m in pahr-voh]
  1. much in little; a great deal in a small space or in brief.
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Historical Examples of parvo

  • Certainly his Exercises—as he meekly christens them—are multum in parvo.

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • This it is to vitally understand the multum in parvo of existence.

  • Be good and do good is the multum in parvo of present day righteousness.

    Is the Devil a Myth?

    C. F. Wimberly

  • With this "multum in parvo" stock-in-trade the Faky receives his patients.

    In the Heart of Africa

    Samuel White Baker

  • Multum in Parvo certainly was all that Buckram described him.

British Dictionary definitions for parvo

multum in parvo

  1. much in a small space
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Word Origin for multum in parvo

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parvo in Medicine


  1. A parvovirus.
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