Definition of nullipara in English:

nullipara

Syllabification: nul·lip·a·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌnəˈlipərə
 
/

noun (plural nulliparae /-ˌrē/)

Medicine & Zoology
A woman or female animal that has never given birth. Compare with primipara.
More example sentences
  • The key finding was a significant reduction in the overall obstetric intervention rate, for otherwise healthy nulliparae would previously have received augmentation of labour.

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin nullus 'none' + -para (feminine of -parus), from parere 'bear children'.

Derivatives

nulliparous

Pronunciation: /-ˈlip(ə)rəs/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Mothers with a history of breech delivery are just as likely as nulliparous patients to achieve vaginal delivery in subsequent pregnancies.
  • Here, the duty midwife or clerk opened the next sequentially numbered, double packed, sealed envelope, taken from a box marked either nulliparous or multiparous.
  • In nulliparous women, the diagnosis should be considered when the second stage of labor exceeds two hours without regional anesthesia and three hours if anesthesia was used.

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