multiparous

adjective
mul·​tip·​a·​rous | \ ˌməl-ˈti-pə-rəs How to pronounce multiparous (audio) \

Definition of multiparous

1 : producing many or more than one at a birth
2 : having experienced one or more previous parturitions

First Known Use of multiparous

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for multiparous

borrowed from Medieval Latin multiparus, from Latin multi- multi- + -parus -parous

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“Multiparous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiparous. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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multiparous

adjective
mul·​tip·​a·​rous | \ ˌməl-ˈtip-ər-əs How to pronounce multiparous (audio) \

Medical Definition of multiparous

1 : producing many or more than one at a birth
2 : having experienced one or more previous childbirths — compare primiparous

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