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uniparous

Line breaks: unip¦ar|ous
Pronunciation: /juːˈnɪp(ə)rəs
 
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Definition of uniparous in English:

adjective

chiefly Zoology
Producing a single offspring at a birth.
Example sentences
  • The uniparous condition, corresponding to one follicular stalk dilation, was practically the only one found.
  • Non-accepting emotional responses were significantly more marked in the uniparous group than in the multiparous group, suggesting that uniparous women tend to be more non-accepting.
  • For animals multifidous, or such as are digitated or have several divisions in their feet; there are but two that are uniparous, that is, Men and Elephants; who though their productions be but single, are notwithstanding very numerous.

Origin

mid 17th century: from modern Latin uniparus (from Latin uni- 'one' + -parus 'bearing') + -ous.

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