primipara

[ prahy-mip-er-uh ]
/ praɪˈmɪp ər ə /
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noun, plural pri·mip·a·ras, pri·mip·a·rae [prahy-mip-uh-ree] /praɪˈmɪp əˌri/. Obstetrics.

a woman who has borne but one child or who is parturient for the first time.

Nearby words

  1. primers,
  2. primeval,
  3. primigravida,
  4. primine,
  5. priming,
  6. primitive,
  7. primitive baptist,
  8. primitive cell,
  9. primitive church,
  10. primitive costal arch

Origin of primipara

1835–45; < Latin prīmipara, equivalent to prīmi- (combining form of prīmus first; see prime) + -para, feminine of -parus -parous

Related formspri·mi·par·i·ty [prahy-mi-par-i-tee] /ˌpraɪ mɪˈpær ɪ ti/, nounpri·mip·a·rous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for primipara

primipara

/ (praɪˈmɪpərə) /

noun plural -ras or -rae (-ˌriː)

obstetrics a woman who has borne only one childAlso written: Para I
Derived Formsprimiparity (ˌprɪmɪˈpærɪtɪ), nounprimiparous, adjective

Word Origin for primipara

C19: from Latin, from prīmus first + parere to bring forth

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Word Origin and History for primipara

primipara

n.

1842, Modern Latin, from Latin primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + parus (see -parous).

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Medicine definitions for primipara

primipara

[ prī-mĭpər-ə ]

n. pl. pri•mip•a•ras

A woman who is pregnant for the first time.
A woman who has given birth for the first time to an infant or infants, alive or stillborn.
Related formspri′mi•pari•ty (-mĭ-părĭ-tē) n.pri•mipa•rous adj.


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