ditokous

ditokous
/dit"euh keuhs/, adj.
1. producing two young or laying two eggs at a time.
2. producing two kinds of young, as certain worms.
[ < Gk ditókos twin-bearing, equiv. to di- DI-1 + -tókos childbearing; see -OUS]

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  • Ditokous — Di to*kous, a. [Gr. di = di s twice + ? a bringing forth, offspring.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Having two kinds of young, as certain annelids. (b) Producing only two eggs for a clutch, as certain birds do. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ditokous — ˈdid.əkəs adjective Etymology: Greek ditokos having borne two at one birth, from di + tokos childbirth, offspring 1. : producing two eggs or young at a time pigeons are generally ditokous 2. : producing two kinds of young ditokous worms * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ditokous — dit·o·kous …   English syllables

  • ditokous — Producing twins …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • ditokous —   a. producing two offspring at a birth, or offspring of two kinds …   Dictionary of difficult words

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