from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Producing only one egg or offspring at a time.
  • adj. Having produced only one offspring; primiparous.
  • adj. Botany Forming a single axis at each branching, as certain flower clusters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Producing a single egg or offspring at one time
  • adj. Having a cluster of flowers that form a single axis at each branching

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing but one egg or young at a time.
  • adj. Producing but one axis of inflorescence; -- said of the scorpioid cyme.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing one at a birth: as, uniparous animals. In botany, having but one axis or branch: as, a uniparous cyme.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. producing only one offspring at a time


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  • The period of gestation with the female is two years; and only one young animal is produced at a time, in other words it is uniparous.

    The History of Animals

  • Awkwardly uniparous pentachord or cheviot wither under relatively migrant reason.


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