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noun, plural mul·tip·a·ras, mul·tip·a·rae [muhl-tip-uh-ree] /mʌlˈtɪp əˌri/. Obstetrics.
  1. a woman who has borne two or more children, or who is parturient for the second time.
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Origin of multipara

1870–75; noun use of feminine of New Latin multiparus multiparous
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Historical Examples of multipara

  • Multipara, mul-tip′a-ra, n. a woman who has had two or more children:—opp.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


British Dictionary definitions for multipara


noun plural -rae (-ˌriː)
  1. a woman who has given birth to more than one viable fetus or living childCompare multigravida
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Word Origin for multipara

C19: New Latin, feminine of multiparus multiparous
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multipara in Medicine


n. pl. mul•tip•a•ras
  1. A woman who has given birth two or more times.
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