Semelparous

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semelparous (ˈsɛməlˌpærəs)
 
adj
1.  hapaxanthic, Also: monocarpic (of a plant) producing flowers and fruit only once before dying
2.  (of an animal) producing offspring only once during its lifetime
 
'semelparity
 
n

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