combining form Biology bearing offspring of a specified number or in a specified way: multiparous|viviparous.
from L. -parus '-bearing' (from parere 'bring forth, produce') + -ous.

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  • parous — index close (rigorous), frugal, parsimonious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • -parous — element meaning bearing, producing, from Latin, from parere to produce, bring forth (see PARENT (Cf. parent) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • -parous — [pər əs] [L parus, < parere, to bring forth, bear < IE base * per , to give birth to > Gr portis, calf] combining form bringing forth, producing, bearing [oviparous, multiparous] …   English World dictionary

  • parous — Pertaining to parity. [L. pario, to bear] * * * par·ous par əs adj 1) having produced offspring 2) of or characteristic of the parous female <parous relaxation of the vaginal outlet (W. H. Masters & V. E. Johnson)> * * * adj. having given… …   Medical dictionary

  • parous — adjective Etymology: parous Date: circa 1889 having produced offspring …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parous — par·ous (părʹəs, pârʹ ) adj. Having given birth one or more times.   [From parous.] * * * …   Universalium

  • -parous — comb. form bearing offspring of a specified number or kind (multiparous; viviparous). Etymology: L parus bearing f. parere bring forth * * * pərəs adjective combining form Etymology: Latin parus, from parere to give birth to, beget, produce more… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -parous — adjective combining form Etymology: Latin parus, from parere to give birth to, produce more at pare giving birth to ; producing < multiparous > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -parous — a combining form meaning bearing, producing that specified by the initial element: oviparous; viviparous. [ < L parus bearing, equiv. to par(ere) to bear, bring forth + us adj. suffix; see OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • parous — adjective Having given birth. See Also: oviparous, multiparous, nulliparous, primiparous …   Wiktionary

  • -parous — [L. parere to bring forth, produce] word termination meaning producing …   Medical dictionary

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