-parous


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-parous

suff.
Giving birth to; producing: multiparous.

[From Latin -parus, from parere, to give birth; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

-parous

adj combining form
(Biology) giving birth to: oviparous.
[from Latin -parus, from parere to bring forth]

-parous

a combining form meaning “bearing,” “producing”: oviparous; viviparous.
[< Latin -parus bearing, derivative of parere to bear, bring forth]