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puerperium

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noun pu·er·pe·ri·um \ˌpyü-ər-ˈpir-ē-əm\

Definition of puerperium

plural puerperiaplay \-ē-ə\

  1. :  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


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puerperium

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noun pu·er·pe·ri·um \ˌpyü-ər-ˈpir-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of puerperium

plural puerperia \-ē-ə\play

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




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