nul·​lip·​a·​rous | \ ˌnə-ˈli-pə-rəs How to pronounce nulliparous (audio) \

Definition of nulliparous

: of, relating to, or being a female that has not borne offspring

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Recent Examples on the Web Kipping then showed that even in the simulation hypothesis, most of the simulated realities would be nulliparous. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, "Do We Live in a Simulation? Chances Are about 50–50," 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of nulliparous

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nulliparous

Latin nūllus "not any" + -i- + -parous, probably after Italian nullipara or French nullipare "woman who has not given birth" — more at null entry 1

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“Nulliparous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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Medical Definition of nulliparous

: of, relating to, or being a female that has not borne offspring

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