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[pyoo-ur-per-uh] /pyuˈɜr pər ə/
noun, plural puerperae
[pyoo-ur-puh-ree] /pyuˈɜr pəˌri/ (Show IPA).
a woman who has recently given birth to a child.
Origin of puerpera
< Latin: woman in labor; akin to puerperus; see puerperium Unabridged
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puerpera pu·er·per·a (pyōō-ûr'pər-ə)
n. pl. pu·er·per·ae (-pər-ē')
A woman who has just given birth.

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