Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

parous

play
adjective par·ous \ˈper-əs\

Definition of parous

  1. :  having produced offspring



Origin and Etymology of parous

-parous


First Known Use: circa 1889

Rhymes with parous


-parous

adjective combining form par·ous

Definition of -parous

  1. :  giving birth to :  producing <multiparous>



Origin and Etymology of -parous

Latin -parus, from parere to give birth to, produce — more at pare


Medical Dictionary

parous

play
adjective par·ous \ˈpar-əs\

Medical Definition of parous

  1. 1:  having produced offspring

  2. 2:  of or characteristic of the parous female <parous relaxation of the vaginal outlet—W. H. Masters & V. E. Johnson>




Learn More about parous

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of parous


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up parous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize in a loud and angry way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

melancholy philistine lazy frenetic
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ