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Pará

[pah-rah] /pɑˈrɑ/
noun
1.
an estuary in N Brazil: an arm of the Amazon. 200 miles (320 km) long; 40 miles (65 km) wide.
2.
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Examples from the web for Pará
  • Hence, the simplest logical conclusion is that he did the trick using para-normal methods.
  • The first case is called ortho, and the second para.
  • Acute rhino-sinusitis is an inflammatory condition of one or more of the para-nasal cavities that usually lasts up to four weeks.
British Dictionary definitions for Pará

Pará

/Portuguese paˈra/
noun
1.
a state of N Brazil, on the Atlantic: mostly dense tropical rainforest Capital: Belém. Pop: 6 453 683 (2002). Area: 1 248 042 sq km (474 896 sq miles)
2.
another name for Belém
3.
an estuary in N Brazil into which flow the Tocantins River and a branch of the Amazon. Length: about 320 km (200 miles)

para1

/ˈpɑːrə/
noun (pl) -ras, -ra
1.
a monetary unit of Serbia worth one hundredth of a dinar; formerly a monetary unit of Yugoslavia
Word Origin
C17: Serbo-Croat, via Turkish from Persian pārah piece, portion

para2

/ˈpærə/
noun (informal)
1.
  1. a soldier in an airborne unit
  2. an airborne unit
2.
a paragraph

para3

/ˈpɑːrɑː/
noun (pl) para
1.
a New Zealand fern, Marattia salicina, with long heavy fronds Also called horseshoe fern, king fern
Word Origin
Māori
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Pará in Medicine

para par·a (pār'ə)
n.
A woman who has given birth to an infant or infants.

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Related Abbreviations for Pará

para

paragraph
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