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A woman who has never given birth.

[Latin nūllus, none; see ne in Indo-European roots + -para.]

nul·lip′a·rous adj.
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n, pl -rae (-ˌriː)
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a woman who has never borne a child
[C19: New Latin, from nullus no, not any + -para, from parere to bring forth; see -parous]
nulˈliparous adj
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(nʌˈlɪp ər ə)

n., pl. -a•rae (-əˌri)
a woman who has never borne a child.
[1870–75; < New Latin, = Latin nūll(us) not any (see null) + -para, -parous]
nul•li•par•i•ty (ˌnʌl əˈpær ɪ ti) n.
nul•lip′a•rous, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nullipara - (obstetrics) a woman who has never give birth to a child
midwifery, obstetrics, tocology, OB - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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