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Carrying developing young or eggs: a gravid uterus; a gravid female.

[Latin gravidus, from gravis, heavy; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

gra·vid′i·ty (grə-vĭd′ĭ-tē), grav′id·ness n.
grav′id·ly adv.


pregnancy. — gravid, adj.
See also: Birth
the state or condition of pregnancy. — gravidness, n. — gravid, adj.
See also: Pregnancy
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Noun1.gravidity - technical terms for pregnancy
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus


The condition of carrying a developing fetus within the uterus:


n. gravidez, embarazo.
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As part of routine prenatal care, the obstetrician of a 25-year-old gravida 1, para 0 woman performed fetal heart-rate monitoring at 22 weeks gestational age.
The mean age of the mothers was 20 years, the mean gestational age at diagnosis was 18 weeks with a range of 15 -20 weeks and the modal parity was gravida 1.
Patient 2 was a healthy, asymptomatic, gravida 1, para 1, 47-year-old woman who presented for routine screening, with past medical history of anxiety, gastroesophageal reflux disease, previous tobacco use, kidney stones, a benign breast nodule, and hemorrhoids.