parous

adjective par·ous \ ˈper-əs \

Definition of parous

: having produced offspring

Origin and Etymology of parous

generalized from -parous in compounds, as an antonym of nulliparous


-parous

adjective combining form

Definition of -parous

: giving birth to : producing
  • multiparous

Origin and Etymology of -parous

borrowed from Latin -parus, adjective derivative of parere "to give birth to, bring into being" — more at 1parturient


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parous

adjective par·ous \ ˈpar-əs \

medical Definition of parous

1 : having produced offspring
2 : of or characteristic of the parous female
  • parous relaxation of the vaginal outlet
  • —W. H. Masters & V. E. Johnson

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