Polytocous
Polytocous Po*lyt"o*cous, a. [Gr. ?; poly`s many + ? offspring.] 1. (Bot.) Bearing fruit repeatedly, as most perennial plants; polycarpic. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Producing many or young. [1913 Webster]


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  • polytocous — [pə lit′ ə kəs] adj. having more than one offspring at a birth * * * po·lyt·o·cous (pə lĭtʹə kəs) adj. Producing many offspring in a single birth.   [Greek polutokos, bearing many offspring : polu , poly + tokos, offspring …   Universalium

  • polytocous — [pə lit′ ə kəs] adj. having more than one offspring at a birth …   English World dictionary

  • polytocous — pəˈlid.əkəs adjective Etymology: Greek polytokos, from poly + tokos offspring, from tiktein to bear, beget more at thane : producing many eggs or young at one time polytocous mammals compare monotocous …   Useful english dictionary

  • polytocous — adjective Giving birth to multiple offspring at the same time; multiparous …   Wiktionary

  • polytocous — Producing multiple young at a birth. [poly + G. tokos, birth] * * * po·lyt·o·cous pə lit ə kəs adj producing many eggs or young at one time compare MONOTOCOUS * * * po·lyt·o·cous (po litґə kəs) [poly + toc + ous] giv …   Medical dictionary

  • polytocous — po·lyt·o·cous …   English syllables

  • polytocous —   a. bringing forth many young at once …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • tek- — To beget, give birth to. 1. Suffixed form *tek no , child. thane, from Old English thegn, freeman, nobleman, military vassal, warrior, from Germanic *thegnaz, boy, man, servant, warrior. 2. Suffixed o grade form *tok o . oxytocic, polytocous,… …   Universalium

  • monotocous — Producing a single offspring at a birth. [mono + G. tokos, birth] * * * mo·not·o·cous mä nät ə kəs adj producing a single egg or young at one time <monotocous ovulation> compare POLYTOCOUS * * * mo·not·o·cous (mo notґə kəs) [mono… …   Medical dictionary

  • monotocous — məˈnäd.əkəs adjective Etymology: mon + Greek tokos birth, offspring more at toco : producing a single egg or young at one time compare polytocous …   Useful english dictionary

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