1) Having produced only one offspring. Also called primiparous. 2) Producing only one offspring at a time. See also multiparous.

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unip·a·rous yü-'nip-ə-rəs adj
1) producing but one egg or offspring at a time
2) having produced but one offspring

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unip·a·rous (u-nipґə-rəs) [uni- + -parous] 1. producing only one offspring or egg at one time. 2. primiparous.

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  • Uniparous — U*nip a*rous, a. [Uni + L. parere to bring forth.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Producing but one egg or young at a time. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Producing but one axis of inflorescence; said of the scorpioid cyme. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uniparous — [yo͞o nip′ər əs] adj. [ UNI + PAROUS] 1. Bot. producing only one axis at each branching, as a cyme 2. Zool. producing only one egg or offspring at a time …   English World dictionary

  • uniparous — adj. [L. unus, one; parere, to beget] Producing one egg or young at a time …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • uniparous — /yooh nip euhr euhs/, adj. 1. Zool. producing only one egg or offspring at a time. 2. Bot. (of a cyme) producing only one axis at each branching. [1640 50; < NL uniparus. See UNI , PAROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • uniparous — adjective a) Producing a single egg or offspring at one time b) Having a cluster of flowers that form a single axis at each branching …   Wiktionary

  • uniparous — u·nip·a·rous || juː nɪpÉ™rÉ™s adj. one that lays one egg at a time; having one child at a time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uniparous — [ju: nɪp(ə)rəs] adjective chiefly Zoology producing a single offspring at a birth. Origin C17: from mod. L. uniparus (from L. uni one + parus bearing ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • uniparous — unip·a·rous …   English syllables

  • uniparous — /juˈnɪpərəs/ (say yooh nipuhruhs) adjective producing only one at a birth. {New Latin ūniparus. See uni , parous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • uniparous — adj. 1 producing one offspring at a birth. 2 Bot. having one axis or branch …   Useful english dictionary

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