polytocous definition

  • adjective:
    • manufacturing many offspring in one delivery.
    • Giving birth to numerous offspring at exactly the same time; multiparous
    • Bearing fresh fruit over and over repeatedly, because so many perennial plants; polycarpic.
    • Producing many or young.
  • others:
    • Producing many or a few at a birth; multiparous. In addition polytokous, polyparous.
    • In botany, fruiting year in year out, as perennials: a term recommended by Gray instead of De Candolle's polycarpous.

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