multiparity

multiparous

[muhl-tip-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a multipara.
2.
producing more than one at a birth.
3.
Botany. (of a cyme) having many lateral axes.

Origin:
1640–50; < Neo-Latin multiparus bearing many young at a birth. See multi-, -parous

multiparity [muhl-ti-par-i-tee] , noun
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multiparous (mʌlˈtɪpərəs)
 
adj
1.  (of certain species of mammal) producing many offspring at one birth
2.  of, relating to, or designating a multipara
 
[C17: from New Latin multiparus]
 
multiparity
 
n

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multiparous
1640s, from Mod.L. multiparus, from multi- + stem of parere "to bring forth" (see pare).
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multiparity mul·ti·par·i·ty (mŭl'tĭ-pār'ĭ-tē)
n.
The condition of being a multipara.

multiparous mul·tip·a·rous (mŭl-tĭp'ər-əs)
adj.

  1. Relating to a multipara.

  2. Giving birth to more than one offspring at a time.

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