[yoo-nip-er-uh s]


Zoology. producing only one egg or offspring at a time.
Botany. (of a cyme) producing only one axis at each branching.

Nearby words

  1. unionize,
  2. unionized,
  3. uniontown,
  4. uniovular,
  5. uniparental,
  6. unipennate,
  7. unipersonal,
  8. unipetalous,
  9. uniplanar,
  10. unipod

Origin of uniparous

From the New Latin word ūniparus, dating back to 1640–50. See uni-, -parous

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British Dictionary definitions for uniparous



(of certain animals) producing a single offspring at each birth
(of a woman) having borne only one child
botany (of a cyme) giving rise to only one branch from each flowering stem
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