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noun, plural pu·er·per·ae [pyoo-ur-puh-ree] /pyuˈɜr pəˌri/. Obstetrics.
  1. a woman who has recently given birth to a child.
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Origin of puerpera

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


n. pl. pu•er•per•ae (-pər-ē′)
  1. A woman who has just given birth.
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