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puerperal fever

Syllabification: pu·er·per·al fe·ver
Pronunciation: /pyo͞oˌərpərəl ˈfēvər

Definition of puerperal fever in English:


Fever caused by uterine infection following childbirth.
Example sentences
  • Most of these deaths resulted from puerperal fever, a bacterial infection of the uterus.
  • Mary, the third daughter in a family that eventually numbered fifteen children, was a vulnerable six years old when her mother died of puerperal fever - what this generation called the childbirth fevers.
  • I was barely a week old when she passed, you know; puerperal fever, I think it was - blood poisoning.

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