Share this entry

multiparous Line breaks: mul|tip¦ar¦ous
Pronunciation: /mʌlˈtɪp(ə)rəs/

Definition of multiparous in English:


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.

Definition of multiparous in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources