puerpera

[ 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.

Origin of puerpera

< Latin: woman in labor; akin to puerperus; see puerperium
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Medicine definitions for puerpera

puerpera

[ pyōō-ûrpər-ə ]

n. pl. pu•er•per•ae (-pər-ē′)

A woman who has just given birth.

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