[ nuh-lip-er-uh ]
/ nʌˈlɪp ər ə /

noun, plural nul·lip·a·rae [nuh-lip-uh-ree] /nʌˈlɪp əˌri/. Obstetrics.

a woman who has never borne a child.

Origin of nullipara

1870–75; < New Latin, equivalent to nūlli- nulli- + -para, feminine of -parus -parous

Related forms

nul·li·par·i·ty [nuhl-uh-par-i-tee] /ˌnʌl əˈpær ɪ ti/, nounnul·lip·a·rous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for nulliparity


/ (nʌˈlɪpərə) /

noun plural -rae (-ˌriː)

a woman who has never borne a child

Derived Forms

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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Medicine definitions for nulliparity


[ nə-lĭpər-ə ]


A woman who has never given birth.

Related forms

nul•lipa•rous (-rəs) adj.
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