One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Zoology. Giving birth to several offspring at a time.
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.
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