multiparous
adjective Etymology: New Latin multiparus, from multi- + Latin -parus -parous Date: 1646 1. producing many or more than one at a birth 2. having experienced one or more previous parturitions

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  • Multiparous — Mul*tip a*rous, a. [Multi + L. parere to produce: cf. F. multipare.] Producing many, or more than one, at a birth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • multiparous — multiparous. См. приносящий более одного потомка в помете. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • multiparous — (adj.) bringing forth many young at a birth, 1640s, from Mod.L. multiparus, from MULTI (Cf. multi ) + stem of parere to bring forth (see PARE (Cf. pare)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • multiparous — [mul tip′ə rəs] adj. [ModL multiparus: see MULTI & PAROUS] 1. of or being a multipara 2. Zool. designating or of a species of animals that normally bears more than one offspring at a birth …   English World dictionary

  • multiparous — adj. [L. multus, many; parere, to beget] Bearing many offspring …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • multiparous — multiparity /mul ti par i tee/, n. /mul tip euhr euhs/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a multipara. 2. producing more than one at a birth. 3. Bot. (of a cyme) having many lateral axes. [1640 50; < NL multiparus bearing many young at a birth. See… …   Universalium

  • multiparous — adjective a) Having two or more pregnancies, resulting in viable offspring. b) Producing several offspring at one time …   Wiktionary

  • Multiparous — 1) Having two or more offspring at one birth. 2) Related to a multipara. See also uniparous. * * * Relating to a multipara. * * * mul·tip·a·rous .məl tip ər əs adj 1) producing many or more than one at a birth 2) having experienced one or more… …   Medical dictionary

  • multiparous — mul·tip·a·rous || mÊŒl tɪpÉ™rÉ™s adj. giving birth to more than one baby at a time; having had two or more viable pregnancies (Obstetrics); giving birth to many offspring at once (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • multiparous — mul·tip·a·rous …   English syllables

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