Definition of multiparous in English:

multiparous

adjective

Medicine
  • 1(of a woman) having borne more than one child.

    • ‘Primiparous and multiparous women were analysed separately, as were elective and emergency caesarean sections.’
    • ‘The caesarean rate for intended home births was 8.3% among primiparous women and 1.6% among multiparous women.’
    • ‘High-dose regimens may be used for multiparous women, but no data support the use of high-dose oxytocin regimens for augmentation in a patient with a previously scarred uterus.’
    • ‘Only one in four nulliparous women and just over one half of multiparous women with this presentation achieve a spontaneous vaginal delivery.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, primiparous women had higher cortisol levels than multiparous women, and lactation started earlier among the multiparous women whatever the mode of delivery.’
    1. 1.1Zoology Producing more than one young at a birth.
      • ‘The behavior of six multiparous sows per pen, bedded on straw, was recorded.’

Pronunciation

multiparous

/mʌlˈtɪp(ə)rəs/