Definition of polytocous in US English:

polytocous

(also polytokous)

adjective

  • Zoology. Giving birth to several offspring at a time.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek πολυτόκος bearing more than one child, producing numerous offspring, prolific (from πολυ- + τόκος offspring, childbirth: see toco-) + -ous.

Pronunciation

polytocous

/pəˈlɪtəkəs/