Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mother.

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  • In which definition, three several operations are specified — altrix, auctrix, procreatrix; the first is [979] nutrition, whose object is nourishment, meat, drink, and the like; his organ the liver in sensible creatures; in plants, the root or sap.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • From infancy to maturity he had resembled his maternal procreatrix.

    Ulysses

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