gravid

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adjective grav·id \ˈgra-vəd\

Definition of gravid

  1. 1 :  pregnant gravid mares

  2. 2 :  distended with or full of eggs a gravid fish

gravidity

play \gra-ˈvi-də-tē\ noun

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Examples of gravid in a sentence

  1. the patient is a gravid woman in her seventh month

Did You Know?

Gravid comes from Latin gravis, meaning "heavy." It can refer to a female who is literally pregnant, and it also has the figurative meanings of pregnant: "full or teeming" and "meaningful." Thus, a writer may be gravid with ideas as she sits down to write; a cloud may be gravid with rain; or a speaker may make a gravid pause before announcing his remarkable findings.

Origin and Etymology of gravid

Latin gravidus, from gravis heavy


First Known Use: 1597

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gravid

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adjective grav·id \ˈgrav-əd\

Medical Definition of gravid



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