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n. pl. pri·mi·grav·i·dae (-dē′, -dī′)
A woman who is pregnant for the first time. Also called primipara.
[New Latin : Latin prīmus, first; see per in Indo-European roots + gravida, pregnant woman (from feminine singular of gravidus, pregnant, from gravis, heavy; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots).]
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n, pl -das or -dae (-ˌdiː)
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) obstetrics a woman who is pregnant for the first time
[C19: New Latin, from Latin prima first + gravida gravid (woman)]
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a woman who is pregnant for the first time.See also: Birth
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|Noun||1.||primigravida - (obstetrics) a woman who is pregnant for the first time|
midwifery, obstetrics, tocology, OB - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
gravida - a pregnant woman
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