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nullipara

[ nuh-lip-er-uh ]
/ nʌˈlɪp ər ə /
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noun, plural nul·lip·a·rae [nuh-lip-uh-ree]. /nʌˈlɪp əˌri/.
Medicine/Medical. a woman who has never, or never before, given birth:The patient is a 38-year-old nullipara in her second trimester of pregnancy.
Zoology. any female in the animal kingdom that has never given birth or laid eggs: None of the nulliparae among these bottlenose dolphins had developed uterine fibrosis.
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Origin of nullipara

First recorded in 1870–75; from New Latin, equivalent to nūlli- nulli- + -para, feminine of -parus -parous

OTHER WORDS FROM nullipara

nul·li·par·i·ty [nuhl-uh-par-i-tee], /ˌnʌl əˈpær ɪ ti/, nounnul·lip·a·rous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nullipara

nullipara
/ (nʌˈlɪpərə) /

noun plural -rae (-ˌriː)
a woman who has never borne a child

Derived forms of nullipara

nulliparous, adjective

Word Origin for nullipara

C19: New Latin, from nullus no, not any + -para, from parere to bring forth; see -parous
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Medical definitions for nullipara

nullipara
[ nə-lĭpər-ə ]

n.
A woman who has never given birth.

Other words from nullipara

nul•lipa•rous (-rəs) adj.
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