puerperium


pu·er·pe·ri·um

noun \ˌpyü-ər-ˈpir-ē-əm\
plural pu·er·pe·ria\-ē-ə\

Definition of PUERPERIUM

:  the period between childbirth and the return of the uterus to its normal size

Origin of PUERPERIUM

Latin, from puerpera
First Known Use: circa 1890

pu·er·pe·ri·um

noun \ˌpyü-ər-ˈpir-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pu·er·pe·ria \-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of PUERPERIUM

: the period between childbirth and the return of the uterus to its normal size

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