- The definition of gravid is someone who is pregnant.
A woman who is in her last stages of pregnancy is an example of someone who would be described as gravid.
Origin of gravidClassical Latin gravidus ; from gravis, heavy: see grave
Origin of gravidLatin gravidus, from gravis, heavy; see gwer&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
- gra·vid′i·ty , grav′id·ness
(comparative more gravid, superlative most gravid)
- Pregnant; now used chiefly of egg-laying animals, or metaphorically.
From Latin gravidus (“laden, pregnant”), from gravis (“heavy”).