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puerperal

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puerperal

adjective pu·er·per·al \pyü-ˈər-p(ə-)rəl\

Definition of PUERPERAL

:  of, relating to, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following <puerperal infection> <puerperal depression>

Origin of PUERPERAL

Latin puerpera woman in childbirth, from puer child + parere to give birth to — more at pare
First Known Use: 1768

puerperal

adjective pu·er·per·al \pyü-ˈər-p(ə-)rəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PUERPERAL

:  of, relating to, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following <puerperal infection> <puerperal depression>

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