puerpera

noun
pu·​er·​pera | \ pyüˈərp(ə)rə \
plural puerperae\ -​pəˌrē \

Definition of puerpera

: a woman in childbirth or in the period immediately succeeding

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History and Etymology for puerpera

Latin

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“Puerpera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puerpera. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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