multiparous

adjective

mul·​tip·​a·​rous ˌməl-ˈti-pə-rəs How to pronounce multiparous (audio)
1
: producing many or more than one at a birth
2
: having experienced one or more previous parturitions

Examples of multiparous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because of a lack of medical assistance and a history of fetal death in utero, a 40-year-old multiparous woman unable to deliver herself alone vaginally sliced her abdomen and uterus and delivered her child. Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of multiparous was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Multiparous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiparous. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

multiparous

adjective
mul·​tip·​a·​rous ˌməl-ˈtip-ər-əs How to pronounce multiparous (audio)
1
: producing many or more than one at a birth
2
: having experienced one or more previous childbirths compare primiparous
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