[ pyoo-ur-per-uh ]
/ pyuˈɜr pər ə /

noun, plural pu·er·per·ae [pyoo-ur-puh-ree] /pyuˈɜr pəˌri/. Obstetrics.

a woman who has recently given birth to a child.

Nearby words

  1. pueblos,
  2. puericulture,
  3. puerile,
  4. puerilism,
  5. puerility,
  6. puerperal,
  7. puerperal eclampsia,
  8. puerperal fever,
  9. puerperal metritis,
  10. puerperal psychosis

Origin of puerpera

< Latin: woman in labor; akin to puerperus; see puerperium

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Medicine definitions for puerpera


[ pyōō-ûrpər-ə ]

n. pl. pu•er•per•ae (-pər-ē′)

A woman who has just given birth.

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