[ 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.

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

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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
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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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