- a woman who has borne but one child or who is parturient for the first time.
Origin of primipara
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It is also larger altogether, and softer, than in the primipara.
It is now very short, even in primipara, but in those who have borne children it is scarcely to be distinguished at all.
A dry labor in a primipara with an undilated cervix is a grave condition.
If the fetal head does not engage in a primipara, this fact at once suggests an absolutely or relatively narrow pelvis.
If the offspring of a primipara dies, it is sometimes buried in a place where jackals can get at it.Omens and Superstitions of Southern India
- obstetrics a woman who has borne only one childAlso written: Para I
C19: from Latin, from prīmus first + parere to bring forth
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Word Origin and History for primipara
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- 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.
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