gravid
adjective Etymology: Latin gravidus, from gravis heavy Date: 1597 1. pregnant 2. distended with or full of eggs <
a gravid fish
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gravidity noun

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  • Gravid — Grav id, a. [L. gravidus, fr. gravis heavy, loaded. See {Grave}, a.] Being with child; heavy with young; pregnant; fruitful; as, a gravid uterus; gravid piety; of animals as well as people. His gravid associate. Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gravid — gravid:⇨schwanger(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • gravid — GRAVÍD adj., s. f. (femeie) însărcinată. (< fr. gravide, lat. gravida) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • gravid — pregnant, 1590s, from L. gravidus loaded; pregnant, from gravis burdened, heavy (see GRAVE (Cf. grave) (adj.)). Gravidation pregnancy is attested from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • gravid — ► ADJECTIVE 1) technical pregnant. 2) literary full of meaning or a specified quality. ORIGIN Latin gravidus laden, pregnant …   English terms dictionary

  • gravid — [grav′id] adj. [L gravidus < gravis, heavy: see GRAVE1] pregnant gravidity [grə vid′i tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • gravid — n. [L. gravidus, pregnant] Containing an egg or eggs, as a gravid pinworm, or gravid proglottid of a tapeworm …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gravid — adjective /ˈɡɹævɪd/ Pregnant; now used chiefly of egg laying animals, or metaphorically. The gravest problems of obstetrics and forensic medicine were examined with as much animation as the most popular beliefs on the state of pregnancy such as… …   Wiktionary

  • gravid — ein Kind erwartend; schwanger; trächtig (bei Säugetieren); im [1. 9.] Monat * * * gra|vid 〈[ vi:d] Adj.; Med.〉 schwanger [<lat. gravidus „schwanger“; zu gravis „schwe …   Universal-Lexikon

  • gravid — Carrying developing young or eggs …   Fisheries — dictionary

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