Meaning of uniparous in English:


Pronunciation /juːˈnɪp(ə)rəs/


  • Producing a single offspring at a birth.

    ‘The uniparous condition, corresponding to one follicular stalk dilation, was practically the only one found.’
    • ‘Non-accepting emotional responses were significantly more marked in the uniparous group than in the multiparous group, suggesting that uniparous women tend to be more non-accepting.’
    • ‘For animals multifidous, or such as are digitated or have several divisions in their feet; there are but two that are uniparous, that is, Men and Elephants; who though their productions be but single, are notwithstanding very numerous.’
    • ‘Blood samples were taken from the jugular vein of 30 clinically healthy Iranian adult nonpregnant uniparous ewes at 8 a.m. during 6 consecutive days of summer with a mean ambient temperature of 40° C.’


Mid 17th century from modern Latin uniparus (from Latin uni- ‘one’ + -parus ‘bearing’) + -ous.