Origin of puerperal
OTHER WORDS FROM puerperalpost·pu·er·per·al, adjective
Words nearby puerperal
How to use puerperal in a sentence
Puerperal, pū-ėr′pėr-al, adj. relating to childbirth—also Pūer′perous.
In epidemics of puerperal fever this form of erysipelas has been specially found to prevail.
Poison was of course suspected; but her death was really caused by puerperal convulsions (eclampsia).
The whole of the preceding remarks apply even more to children and to puerperal women than to patients in general.Notes on Nursing|Florence Nightingale
Mental disturbances and morbid impulses associated with pregnancy or the puerperal state may be dispelled in the same way.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep|Henry M. Lyman