- of or relating to a woman in childbirth.
- pertaining to or connected with childbirth.
Origin of puerperal
Examples from the Web for puerperal
Historical Examples of puerperal
Alleged sudden and great decrease of mortality from puerperal fever.
It is doubtful whether this should be considered a case of puerperal fever.
This condition may be mistaken for a general sepsis which is puerperal.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
The phenomena of puerperal fever originate in a vitiation of the fluids.A System of Midwifery
The consequence was that he infected them, and puerperal fever was contracted.The Popes and Science
James J. Walsh
- of, relating to, or occurring during the puerperium
Word Origin for puerperal
- Relating to, connected with, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following childbirth.