Definition of multigravida in English:

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multigravida

Pronunciation: /ˌməltēˈɡravədə/

noun (plural multigravidae /-ˈɡravəˌdē/ /-ˌdī/)

Medicine & Zoology
A woman (or female animal) who is or has been pregnant for at least a second time.
Example sentences
  • Analysis of carriage rate with parity, age and clinical status: In the study population, there were 89 primigravidae and 111 multigravidae.
  • The second phase included 45 primiandae and 55 multigravidae with an age range of 20-32 years.
  • It occurs late in pregnancy for primigravida and at the onset of labor for multigravida.

Origin

Late 19th century: from multi- 'many', on the pattern of primigravida.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mul·ti·grav·i·da

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