noun (plural multiparae /-ˌrē/ /-ˌrī/)Medicine & Zoology
A woman (or female animal) who has had more than one pregnancy resulting in viable offspring.
- 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.
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, feminine of multiparus 'multiparous'.
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