uniparous


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uniparous

 [u-nip´ah-rus]
1. producing only one ovum or offspring at a time.
2. primiparous.

uniparous

(yo͞o-nĭp′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Producing only one egg or offspring at a time.
2. Having produced only one offspring; primiparous.
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These lines are of determinate growth type with uniparous inflorescence containing up to five fruits per inflorescence.
Twin and triplet births are common in sheep and goats, but multiple births occur less frequently in uniparous species such as cattle, buffalo and horses (Josson, 2009).
"We know of no one," he wrote, "but slaveholders anxious to change woman from an uniparous to a multiparous animal." Were contests to follow out this logic, slaveholders might begin "to throw aside all but the 'triplets' and 'quaterns' and reproduce from them.