gravid

adjective grav·id \ ˈgra-vəd \

Definition of gravid

1 :pregnant
  • gravid mares
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

When Should You Use gravid?

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

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gravid

adjective grav·id \ ˈgrav-əd \

medical Definition of gravid



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