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uniparous

[yoo-nip-er-uh s] /yuˈnɪp ər əs/
adjective
1.
Zoology. producing only one egg or offspring at a time.
2.
Botany. (of a cyme) producing only one axis at each branching.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < New Latin ūniparus. See uni-, -parous
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uniparous

/juːˈnɪpərəs/
adjective
1.
(of certain animals) producing a single offspring at each birth
2.
(of a woman) having borne only one child
3.
(botany) (of a cyme) giving rise to only one branch from each flowering stem
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