nulliparous

adjective

nul·​lip·​a·​rous ˌnə-ˈli-pə-rəs How to pronounce nulliparous (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a female that has not borne offspring

Examples of nulliparous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Relative foot length was smaller in young, nulliparous, and slim women. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2010

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nulliparous was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Nulliparous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nulliparous. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

nulliparous

adjective
nul·​lip·​a·​rous ˌnə-ˈlip-ə-rəs How to pronounce nulliparous (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a female that has not borne offspring
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