a combining form meaning “bearing,” “producing” that specified by the initial element:
giving birth to: oviparous
word-forming element meaning “bearing, producing,” from Latin -parus (e.g. viviparus “bringing forth young alive”), from parere “to produce, bring forth” (see pare).
parous par·ous (pār’əs, pâr’-)
Having given birth one or more times.
Giving birth to; producing: multiparous.
[puh-roo-zee-uh, -see-uh, pahr-oo-see-uh] /pəˈru zi ə, -si ə, ˌpɑr uˈsi ə/ noun 1. (def 4). 2. (lowercase) Platonism. the presence in any thing of the idea after which it was formed. /pəˈruːsɪə/ noun 1. (Christianity) another term for the Second Coming n. “Second Coming,” a reference to Matt. xxiv:27, 1875, from Greek parousia, literally “presence,” […]
noun an obsession with or excitement about the return of Christ Word Origin Parousia ‘second coming’
parovarium par·o·var·i·um (pār’ō-vâr’ē-əm) n. See paroophoron. par’o·var’i·an adj.
[puh-rok-si-teen, par-ok-] /pəˈrɒk sɪˌtin, pærˈɒk-/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a drug, C 19 H 20 FNO 3 ·HCl, of the SSRI class, that acts by prolonging the action of serotonin in the brain, used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. /pæˈrɒksətiːn/ noun 1. an antidepressant drug that acts by preventing the re-uptake after release […]