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