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noun, plural pri·mip·a·ras, pri·mip·a·rae [prahy-mip-uh-ree] /praɪˈmɪp əˌri/. Obstetrics.
  1. a woman who has borne but one child or who is parturient for the first time.
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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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  • About 70 to 80 per centum of the cases are in primiparous women.

    Essays In Pastoral Medicine

    Austin Malley

British Dictionary definitions for primiparous


noun plural -ras or -rae (-ˌriː)
  1. obstetrics a woman who has borne only one childAlso written: Para I
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Derived Formsprimiparity (ˌprɪmɪˈpærɪtɪ), nounprimiparous, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Latin, from prīmus first + parere to bring forth
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Word Origin and History for primiparous



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

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primiparous in Medicine


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