Ditokous Di"to*kous, a. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + ? a bringing forth, offspring.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Having two kinds of young, as certain annelids. (b) Producing only two eggs for a clutch, as certain birds do. [1913 Webster]

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  • ditokous — ˈdid.əkəs adjective Etymology: Greek ditokos having borne two at one birth, from di + tokos childbirth, offspring 1. : producing two eggs or young at a time pigeons are generally ditokous 2. : producing two kinds of young ditokous worms * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ditokous — /dit euh keuhs/, adj. 1. producing two young or laying two eggs at a time. 2. producing two kinds of young, as certain worms. [ < Gk ditókos twin bearing, equiv. to di DI 1 + tókos childbearing; see OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ditokous — dit·o·kous …   English syllables

  • ditokous — Producing twins …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • ditokous —   a. producing two offspring at a birth, or offspring of two kinds …   Dictionary of difficult words

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