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multipara

Syllabification: mul·tip·a·ra
Pronunciation: /məlˈtipərə
 
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Definition of multipara in English:

noun (plural multiparae /-ˌrē, -ˌrī/)

Medicine & Zoology
A woman (or female animal) who has had more than one pregnancy resulting in viable offspring.
Example sentences
  • We are almost two generations removed from the days of the grand multipara - a woman who has given birth more than five times.
  • Maternal ages of the nulliparae ranged 17-36 years, and for the multiparae ranged 19-46 years.
  • The risk for preeclampsia in the elderly multipara is significantly higher than expected on the basis of age and parity.

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin, feminine of multiparus 'multiparous'.

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