- of or relating to a multipara.
- producing more than one at a birth.
- Botany. (of a cyme) having many lateral axes.
Origin of multiparous
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- (of certain species of mammal) producing many offspring at one birth
- of, relating to, or designating a multipara
Word Origin for multiparous
C17: from New Latin multiparus
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Word Origin and History for multiparous
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- Relating to a multipara.
- Giving birth to more than one offspring at a time.
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