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


-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>




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

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

divulge placate defame beat
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