"bringing forth many young at a birth," 1640s, from Modern Latin multiparus, from multi- + stem of parere "to bring forth" (see pare).
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.
Relating to a multipara.
Giving birth to more than one offspring at a time.