Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who has given birth two or more times.

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  • n. A woman who has given birth to more than one child.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In obstetrics, a woman who has had two or more children, or who, having had one, is parturient a second time: opposed to primipara.

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Examples

  • I daresay the same sort of reader admires both: the high-school girl first seized by amorous tremors, the obese multipara in her greasy kimono, the remote and weepful farm-wife.

    Prejudices : first series,

  • The sedentary multipara, curled up in her boudoir on a rainy afternoon, finds nothing to her taste in his grim tales.

    A Book of Prefaces

  • When four months pregnant the mother, a multipara of 30, was startled by a black and white collie dog suddenly pushing against her and rushing out when she opened the door.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 Erotic Symbolism; The Mechanism of Detumescence; The Psychic State in Pregnancy

  • Harris 2.228 cites the instance of a woman of thirty, a multipara, six months pregnant, who was gored by a cow; her intestines and omentum protruded through the rip and the uterus was bruised.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • In Dillenberg, Germany, in 1779, a multipara was gored by an ox at her sixth month of pregnancy; the horn entered the right epigastric region, three inches from the linea alba, and perforated the uterus.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Laxity of the skin after distention is often seen in multipara, both in the breasts and in the abdominal walls, and also from obesity, but in all such cases the skin falls in folds, and does not have a normal appearance like that of the true ` ` elastic-skin man. ''

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Dillenberg, Germany, in 1779, a multipara was gored by an ox at her sixth month of pregnancy; the horn entered the right epigastric region, three inches from the linea alba, and perforated the uterus.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Laxity of the skin after distention is often seen in multipara, both in the breasts and in the abdominal walls, and also from obesity, but in all such cases the skin falls in folds, and does not have a normal appearance like that of the true "elastic-skin man."

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Harris cites the instance of a woman of thirty, a multipara, six months pregnant, who was gored by a cow; her intestines and omentum protruded through the rip and the uterus was bruised.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • They appreciate the difference between primipara and multipara, and with the former they do not resort to the same degree of pressure and friction as in the multipara, being evidently aware of the more firm tone of the abdominal muscles, and of the longer time needed.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

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