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multiparous

[ muhl-tip-er-uhs ]
/ mʌlˈtɪp ər əs /
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adjective

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

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Origin of multiparous

First recorded in 1640–50, multiparous is from the New Latin word multiparus bearing many young at a birth. See multi-, -parous
mul·ti·par·i·ty [muhl-ti-par-i-tee], /ˌmʌl tɪˈpær ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for multiparous

multiparous
/ (mʌlˈtɪpərəs) /

adjective

(of certain species of mammal) producing many offspring at one birth
of, relating to, or designating a multipara
multiparity (ˌmʌltɪˈpærɪtɪ), noun
C17: from New Latin multiparus
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Medical definitions for multiparous

multiparous
[ mŭl-tĭpər-əs ]

adj.

Relating to a multipara.
Giving birth to more than one offspring at a time.
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