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a combining form meaning “bearing,” “producing” that specified by the initial element:
oviparous; viviparous.
combining form
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.

-parous suff.
Giving birth to; producing: multiparous.


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