primipara

noun

pri·​mip·​a·​ra prī-ˈmi-pə-rə How to pronounce primipara (audio)
plural primiparas or primiparae prī-ˈmi-pə-ˌrē How to pronounce primipara (audio)
-ˌrī
1
: an individual bearing a first offspring
2
: an individual that has borne only one offspring
primiparous adjective

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin prīmipara "having given birth for the first time," from prīmus "first" + -i- -i- + -para, feminine of -parus -parous, prime entry 2

First Known Use

circa 1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of primipara was circa 1833

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Cite this Entry

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

Medical Definition

primipara

noun
pri·​mip·​a·​ra prī-ˈmip-ə-rə How to pronounce primipara (audio)
plural primiparas or primiparae -ˌrē How to pronounce primipara (audio)
1
: an individual bearing a first offspring
2
: an individual that has borne only one offspring
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