puerperal

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adjective pu·er·per·al \pyü-ˈər-p(ə-)rəl\

Definition of puerperal

  1. :  of, relating to, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following puerperal infection puerperal depression

Origin and Etymology of puerperal

Latin puerpera woman in childbirth, from puer child + parere to give birth to — more at pare


First Known Use: 1716


Medical Dictionary

puerperal

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adjective pu·er·per·al \pyü-ˈər-p(ə-)rəl\

Medical Definition of puerperal

  1. :  of, relating to, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following puerperal infection puerperal depression


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