gravidness

gravid

[grav-id]
adjective

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin gravidus, equivalent to grav(is) burdened, loaded + -idus -id4

gravidity [gruh-vid-i-tee] , gravidness, noun
gravidly, adverb
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gravid (ˈɡrævɪd)
 
adj
the technical word for pregnant
 
[C16: from Latin gravidus, from gravis heavy]
 
gra'vidity
 
n
 
'gravidness
 
n
 
'gravidly
 
adv

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gravid
"pregnant," 1590s, from L. gravidus, from gravis "burdened, heavy" (see grave (adj.)).
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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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