primipara

[ prahy-mip-er-uh ]
/ praɪˈmɪp ər ə /

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.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM primipara

pri·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 forms of primipara

primiparity (ˌprɪmɪˈpærɪtɪ), nounprimiparous, adjective

Word Origin for primipara

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

Other words from primipara

pri′mi•pari•ty (-mĭ-părĭ-tē) n.pri•mipa•rous adj.
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