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"bringing forth many young at a birth," 1640s, from Modern Latin multiparus, from multi- + stem of parere "to bring forth" (see pare).
multiparous mul·tip·a·rous (mŭl-tĭp'ər-əs)adj.
Relating to a multipara.
Giving birth to more than one offspring at a time.