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gravid

[grav-id] /ˈgræv ɪd/
adjective
1.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin gravidus, equivalent to grav(is) burdened, loaded + -idus -id4
Related forms
gravidity
[gruh-vid-i-tee] /grəˈvɪd ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
gravidness, noun
gravidly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for gravid

gravid

/ˈɡrævɪd/
adjective
1.
the technical word for pregnant
Derived Forms
gravidity, gravidness, noun
gravidly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin gravidus, from gravis heavy
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Word Origin and History for gravid
adj.

"pregnant," 1590s, from Latin gravidus "loaded; pregnant," from gravis "burdened, heavy" (see grave (adj.)). Gravidation "pregnancy" is attested from mid-15c.

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gravid in Medicine

gravid grav·id (grāv'ĭd)
adj.
Carrying eggs or developing young.


gra·vid'i·ty (grə-vĭd'ĭ-tē) or grav'id·ness n.
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