Share this entry

Share this page

primigravida

Syllabification: pri·mi·grav·i·da
Pronunciation: /ˌprīməˈɡravədə
 
/

Definition of primigravida in English:

noun (plural primigravidae /-ˈɡravədē, -ɡravəˌdī/)

Medicine
A woman who is pregnant for the first time.
Example sentences
  • The one who delivered at the hospital was considered an older primigravida for that time.
  • One hundred and thirty eight primigravidae who were recruited at antenatal classes at five sites participated in the study.
  • His mother was a 34 year old, healthy primigravida who had had an uneventful pregnancy.

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin (feminine), from Latin primus 'first' + gravidus 'pregnant' (see gravid).

Definition of primigravida in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure