/bip"euhr euhs/, adj.
1. Zool. bringing forth offspring in pairs.
2. Bot. bearing two branches or axes.
[1725-35; BI-1 + -PAROUS]

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  • Biparous — Bip a*rous, a. [L. bis twice + parere to bring forth.] Bringing forth two at a birth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biparous — bringing forth two at birth, 1731, from BI (Cf. bi ) + L. parus, from parere bring forth, bear (see PARE (Cf. pare)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • biparous — [bip′ər əs] adj. [ BI 1 + PAROUS] 1. bearing two offspring at a birth 2. Bot. dividing into two branches …   English World dictionary

  • biparous — adj. [L. bis, two; parere, to beget] Producing two young at a time …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • biparous — adjective producing two offspring from one pregnancy; twinning …   Wiktionary

  • biparous — Bearing two young. [bi + L. pario, to give birth] * * * bip·a·rous bip ə rəs adj bringing forth two young at a birth * * * bip·a·rous (bipґə rəs) [bi + parous] producing two offspring or eggs at one time …   Medical dictionary

  • biparous — adj. bearing two offspring at each birth (of animals) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • biparous — bip·a·rous …   English syllables

  • biparous — bip•a•rous [[t]ˈbɪp ər əs[/t]] adj. 1) zool. bringing forth offspring in pairs 2) bot Bot. bearing two branches or axes • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • biparous — /ˈbɪpərəs/ (say bipuhruhs) adjective 1. Zoology bringing forth offspring in pairs. 2. Botany bearing two branches or axes …   Australian English dictionary

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