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adj. Zoology
Producing two offspring in a single birth.


1. (Zoology) zoology producing offspring in pairs
2. (Botany) botany (esp of an inflorescence) producing two branches from one stem


(ˈbɪp ər əs)

1. bringing forth offspring in pairs.
2. Bot. bearing two branches or axes.
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Adj.1.biparous - producing two offspring at a timebiparous - producing two offspring at a time  
multiparous - producing more than one offspring at a time
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Similarly, we classified maternal parity as primiparous (first pregnancy), biparous (1-2) and multiparity([greater than or equal to]3).
Among 137 stillbirths, 84 (61%) mothers were primiparous, 22(16%) were multiparous and 31(23%) were biparous.
However, only six (67%) of the nine biparous women reported delivering their second child in a health facility.