Definition of primipara in English:

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Pronunciation: /prīˈmipərə/

noun (plural primiparas or primiparae /-rē/ /-ˌrī/)

A woman who is giving birth for the first time.
Example sentences
  • We restricted the analysis to primiparae (73.5% of whom reported no previous pregnancies) because death of a previous baby may influence both the decision to conceive again and its outcome.
  • Puerperal insanity proper comes on within one month of parturition; and, like the insanity of pregnancy, occurs most often in primiparae.
  • There were no differences in age, gestational age, ratio of primiparae to pluriparae, body weight, or height between the treatment and control groups.



Pronunciation: /prīˈmip(ə)rəs/
Example sentences
  • Catch-up growth between zero and two years was also related to low maternal birth weight and primiparous pregnancy, and there was a trend towards more mothers who admitted to smoking in pregnancy.
  • Ms Reynolds, a 25 year old woman, primiparous with one miscarriage, presented to her general practitioner when eight weeks pregnant complaining of nausea and vomiting.
  • Caesarean sections were more common among wealthy and educated women, those with more antenatal attendance, primiparous women and, paradoxically, those with a lower gestational risk.


Mid 19th century: modern Latin (feminine), from primus 'first' + -parus 'bringing forth' (from the verb parere).

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Syllabification: pri·mip·a·ra

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