Definition of multifetal in English:



  • Involving two or more fetuses.

    ‘multifetal pregnancy’
    • ‘Pressure has mounted to decrease the number of embryos transferred in pregnancy attempts, because multifetal gestations are associated with serious health risks for mothers and children.’
    • ‘In high order multiple pregnancies (triplets or greater) multifetal pregnancy reduction confers a clear benefit in terms of perinatal outcome.’
    • ‘Finally, although huge efforts are now being made to counteract multifetal pregnancy rates through elective single embryo transfer, the multiple birth epidemic may continue as a result of the wide use of ovulation inducing agents.’
    • ‘Research has shown that multifetal pregnancies increase the risk of premature delivery, low birth weight, and other complications that can lead to developmental problems.’
    • ‘Primarily a disorder of first pregnancies, it also occurs in many other settings, including multifetal gestations, chronic hypertension, and pregestational diabetes.’
    • ‘Gestational hypertension is more common in nulliparous women and in those with multifetal gestation or a history of preeclampsia.’



/ˌməltēˈfētl/ /ˌməltiˈfitl/