Definition of primigravida in English:


Line breaks: primi|grav¦ida
Pronunciation: /ˌpriːmɪˈɡravɪdə
, ˌprʌɪm-/

noun (plural primigravidae /-diː/)

A woman who is pregnant for the first time.
More 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.


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

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