-parous

-parous

a combining form meaning “bearing,” “producing” that specified by the initial element: oviparous; viviparous.

Origin:
< Latin -parus bearing, equivalent to par(ere) to bear, bring forth + -us adj. suffix; see -ous

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-parous
 
adj combining form
giving birth to: oviparous
 
[from Latin -parus, from parere to bring forth]

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-parous suff.
Giving birth to; producing: multiparous.

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