Definition of multiparous in English:

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Pronunciation: /mʌlˈtɪp(ə)rəs/


1 Medicine (Of a woman) having borne more than one child.
Example sentences
  • Primiparous and multiparous women were analysed separately, as were elective and emergency caesarean sections.
  • The caesarean rate for intended home births was 8.3% among primiparous women and 1.6% among multiparous women.
  • High-dose regimens may be used for multiparous women, but no data support the use of high-dose oxytocin regimens for augmentation in a patient with a previously scarred uterus.
1.1chiefly Zoology Producing more than one young at a birth.
Example sentences
  • The behavior of six multiparous sows per pen, bedded on straw, was recorded.

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