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[ muhl-tip-er-uh ]
/ mʌlˈtɪp ər ə /

noun, plural mul·tip·a·ras, mul·tip·a·rae [muhl-tip-uh-ree] /mʌlˈtɪp əˌri/. Obstetrics.

a woman who has borne two or more children, or who is parturient for the second time.

Nearby words

multinominal, multinuclear, multinuclear leukocyte, multinucleate, multipack, multipara, multiparity, multiparous, multipartite, multiparty, multipath

Origin of multipara

1870–75; noun use of feminine of New Latin multiparus multiparous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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)|Various

British Dictionary definitions for multipara


/ (mʌlˈtɪpərə) /

noun plural -rae (-ˌriː)

a woman who has given birth to more than one viable fetus or living childCompare multigravida

Word Origin for multipara

C19: New Latin, feminine of multiparus multiparous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for multipara


[ mŭl-tĭpər-ə ]

n. pl. mul•tip•a•ras

A woman who has given birth two or more times.
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