primigravida

[ prahy-mi-grav-i-duh ]
/ ˌpraɪ mɪˈgræv ɪ də /

noun, plural pri·mi·grav·i·das, pri·mi·grav·i·dae [prahy-mi-grav-i-dee]. /ˌpraɪ mɪˈgræv ɪˌdi/. Obstetrics.

a woman pregnant for the first time.

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Origin of primigravida

1885–90; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin prīmi-, combining form of prīmus first (see prime) + gravida, feminine of gravidus pregnant (see gravid), on the model of primipara
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British Dictionary definitions for primigravida

primigravida
/ (ˌpraɪmɪˈɡrævɪdə) /

noun plural -das or -dae (-ˌdiː)

obstetrics a woman who is pregnant for the first time

Word Origin for primigravida

C19: New Latin, from Latin prima first + gravida gravid (woman)
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Medical definitions for primigravida

primigravida
[ prī′mĭ-grăvĭ-də ]

n.

A woman in her first pregnancy.
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