Definition of primigravida in English:

primigravida

Syllabification: pri·mi·grav·i·da
Pronunciation: /ˌprīməˈgravədə
 
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noun (plural primigravidae /-ˈgravədē, -gravəˌdī/)

Medicine
  • A woman who is pregnant for the first time.
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    • 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).

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