gravida

noun

grav·​i·​da ˈgra-və-də How to pronounce gravida (audio)
plural gravidas or gravidae ˈgra-və-ˌdē How to pronounce gravida (audio)
: a pregnant woman
often used with a number to indicate the number of pregnancies a woman has had
a gravida 4

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from feminine of gravidus

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gravida was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Gravida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gravida. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

gravida

noun
grav·​i·​da ˈgrav-əd-ə How to pronounce gravida (audio)
plural gravidas also gravidae -ə-ˌdē How to pronounce gravida (audio)
: 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 adjective
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