Pluriparous Plu*rip"a*rous, a. [Pluri- + L. parere to bring forth.] Producing several young at a birth; as, a pluriparous animal. [1913 Webster]

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  • pluriparous — pluriparous, a. (plʊˈrɪpərəs) [f. mod.L. pluripar us (f. plūs, plūr more + parus bearing) + ous.] 1. Zool. Bringing forth two or more at a birth. Ogilvie cites H. Spencer. 2. Being the mother of two or more children. in Cent. Dict. in Syd. Soc.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plurilateral —   a. of more than two sides or parties.    ♦ pluriliteral, a. of more than three letters.    ♦ plurinominal, a. of more than one name.    ♦ pluriparous, a. bringing forth more than one at a birth.    ♦ plurisyllable, n. word of more than one… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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