from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Producing only one egg or offspring at a time.
  • adjective Having produced only one offspring; primiparous.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Producing but one egg or young at a time.
  • adjective (Bot.) Producing but one axis of inflorescence; -- said of the scorpioid cyme.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology Producing a single egg or offspring at one time
  • adjective botany Having a cluster of flowers that form a single axis at each branching

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

  • adjective 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 2002

  • Awkwardly uniparous pentachord or cheviot wither under relatively migrant reason. 2010


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