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Pronunciation: mul-tip'a-ra

Definition: A woman who has given birth at least twice to an infant, liveborn or not, weighing 500 g or more, or having an estimated length of gestation of at least 20 weeks.

[multi- + L. pario, to bring forth, to bear]

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