[yoo-nip-er-uh s]
  1. Zoology. producing only one egg or offspring at a time.
  2. Botany. (of a cyme) producing only one axis at each branching.

Origin of uniparous

From the New Latin word ūniparus, dating back to 1640–50. See uni-, -parous
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  1. (of certain animals) producing a single offspring at each birth
  2. (of a woman) having borne only one child
  3. botany (of a cyme) giving rise to only one branch from each flowering stem
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