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gravid

[′grav·əd]
(zoology)
Of the uterus, containing a fetus.
Pertaining to female animals when carrying young or eggs.
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At Town Creek, females were gravid in the February capture.
Epidemiologically, gravid females are the most important component of the mosquito population and are targeted in mosquito control programmes in active surveillance of disease for the early detection of epidemic events.
In the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, pregnant women often demonstrate maternal hydronephrosis greater on the right due to compression of the ureters by the gravid uterus.
The fact that MID was more cost-effective in cities with higher mosquito infestation levels emphasizes the power of targeting vector control practices to areas in which gravid mosquitoes are most abundant.
The glands were later ground with one fish pituitary gland used per kg of gravid female fish while, six to eight glands of common toad were ground, using glass mortar and pestle, and homogenised in 2 mL saline solution of 0.
Females reached greater lengths, and the largest observed individual was a gravid female at 226 cm DW.
The first block was in Jan 2009 using third-generation gravid female flies (N = 3); the second was in Feb 2009 using fourth-generation flies (N = 2).
Chong-Robles (2003) found gravid females carrying term embryos and neonates (50-83 cm TL) in March and May off the Oaxaca, Mexico, coast; whereas Ronquillo (1999) found gravid females in Chiapas, Mexico, during June.
The report of a gravid female of Crotraphytus grismeri from September (McGuire 1996) merits further investigation.
7,10) Accurate diagnosis can be made by pressing the gravid proglottids between two glass slides and examining by light microscopy.
Of 840 individuals from each population, the monthly variation of gravid individuals showed the same tendency in both populations during the spring and summer months--that is, a progressive increase to reach the highest number of brooding adults in January (summer), decreasing afterward in both populations and reaching the lowest number of gravid individuals in March (the beginning of fall in Chile).
It is an extension of the surveillance ovitrap method, which uses artificial breeding containers to attract gravid (ready to lay eggs) female mosquitoes to lay eggs and reveal their presence.