puerperal

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pu·er·per·al

 (pyo͞o-ûr′pər-əl)
adj.
Relating to, connected with, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following childbirth.

[From Latin puerper, a woman in childbed : puer, child, boy; see pau- in Indo-European roots + parere, to bear; see -parous.]

puerperal

(pjuːˈɜːpərəl)
adj
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) of, relating to, or occurring during the puerperium
[C18: from New Latin puerperālis relating to childbirth; see puerperium]

pu•er•per•al

(pyuˈɜr pər əl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a woman in childbirth.
2. pertaining to or connected with childbirth.
[1760–70; < New Latin puerperālis of childbirth. See puerpera, -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.puerperal - relating to or connected with or occurring at the time of childbirth or shortly following, or to the woman who has just given birth
Translations

puerperal

[pjʊ(ː)ˈɜːpərəl]
A. ADJpuerperal
B. CPD puerperal fever Nfiebre f puerperal
puerperal psychosis Npsicosis f inv puerperal

pu·er·per·al

a. puerperal, concerniente al puerperio.

puerperal

adj puerperal
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Eclampsia also known as milk fever or puerperal tetany in dogs is hypocalcemia which occurs either prior to birth or after birth.