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A woman (or female animal) that is or has been pregnant for at least a second time.
- ‘Analysis of carriage rate with parity, age and clinical status: In the study population, there were 89 primigravidae and 111 multigravidae.’
- ‘This area is holoendemic for malaria: 70% of women in their first pregnancy were slide-positive for P. falciparum, while 13% of multigravidae were slide-positive.’
- ‘The second phase included 45 primiandae and 55 multigravidae with an age range of 20-32 years.’
- ‘It occurs late in pregnancy for primigravida and at the onset of labor for multigravida.’
Late 19th century: from multi- ‘many’, on the pattern of primigravida.
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