parous

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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


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parous

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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

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