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multiparous

[ muhl-tip-er-uhs ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to a multipara.
  2. producing more than one at a birth.
  3. Botany. (of a cyme) having many lateral axes.


multiparous

/ ˌmʌltɪˈpærɪtɪ; mʌlˈtɪpərəs /

adjective

  1. (of certain species of mammal) producing many offspring at one birth
  2. of, relating to, or designating a multipara


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Derived Forms

  • multiparity, noun
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Other Words From

  • mul·ti·par·i·ty [muhl-ti-, par, -i-tee], noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of multiparous1

First recorded in 1640–50, multiparous is from the New Latin word multiparus bearing many young at a birth. See multi-, -parous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of multiparous1

C17: from New Latin multiparus

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