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gravida

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noun grav·i·da \ˈgra-və-də\

Definition of gravida

plural

gravidas

or

gravidae

play \-və-ˌdē\
  1. :  a pregnant woman —often used with a number to indicate the number of pregnancies a woman has had <a gravida 4>



Origin and Etymology of gravida

Latin, from feminine of gravidus


First Known Use: 1926


Medical Dictionary

gravida

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noun grav·i·da \ˈgrav-əd-ə\

Medical Definition of gravida

plural

gravidas

also

gravidae

\-ə-ˌdē\play
  1. :  a pregnant woman—often used in combination with a number or figure to indicate the number of pregnancies a woman has had <a gravida four>; compare para

gravidic

\gra-ˈvid-ik\play adjective



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