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[muhl-tip-er-uh] /mʌlˈtɪp ər ə/
noun, plural multiparas, multiparae
[muhl-tip-uh-ree] /mʌlˈtɪp əˌri/ (Show IPA).
a woman who has borne two or more children, or who is parturient for the second time.
Origin of multipara
1870-75; noun use of feminine of New Latin multiparus multiparous Unabridged
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noun (pl) -rae (-ˌriː)
a woman who has given birth to more than one viable fetus or living child Compare multigravida
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, feminine of multiparusmultiparous
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multipara mul·tip·a·ra (mŭl-tĭp'ər-ə)
n. pl. mul·tip·a·ras or mul·tip·a·rae (-rē)
A woman who has given birth two or more times.

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