Definition of primigravida in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌprīməˈɡravədə/

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

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.


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

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Syllabification: pri·mi·grav·i·da

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