Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.


quadripara (plural quadriparas)

  1. A female who has borne four offspring.
    • 1916 American Medical Association, "Transactions", page 260[1]
      Just the other day I prevented a cesarean section on a woman, quadripara, with three living children, the first of which alone was at all difficult; the indication placed by the physician was that he "didn't want to tear her perineum."
    • 1918 Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation, "Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics", page 76[2]
      Holdsworth reports one case of a quadripara of 37 in labor. To hasten labor a Champetier de Ribes dilating bag was inserted but failed to have the desired effect.

Related terms[edit]