Origin of puerperal
Examples from the Web for puerperal
The forms of mental disturbance commonest in puerperal insanity are mania with or without delirium, melancholia, and dementia.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
Alleged sudden and great decrease of mortality from puerperal fever.Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
At what period of their life are cows the most liable to be attacked with puerperal fever?The American Reformed Cattle Doctor|George Dadd
The consequence was that he infected them, and puerperal fever was contracted.The Popes and Science|James J. Walsh
In the puerperal state an inflammation of one or several articulations is not unfrequently observed (puerperal rheumatism).
British Dictionary definitions for puerperal
Word Origin for puerperal
Word Origin and History for puerperal
1768, with -al (1) + Latin puerperus "bringing forth children; bearing a child" (as a noun, "woman in labor"), from puer "child, boy" (see puerility) + parere "to bear" (see pare). Earlier puerperial (1620s).