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n. pl. pri·mip·a·ras or pri·mip·a·rae (-ə-rē′)
2. A woman who has given birth to only one child.

[Latin prīmipara, one who has given birth for the first time : prīmus, first; see per in Indo-European roots + -para, -para.]
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n, pl -ras or -rae (-ˌriː)
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) obstetrics a woman who has borne only one child. Also written: Para I
[C19: from Latin, from prīmus first + parere to bring forth]
primiparity n
priˈmiparous adj
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(praɪˈmɪp ər ə)

n., pl. -a•ras, -a•rae (-əˌri)
a woman who has borne only one child or who is to give birth for the first time.
[1835–45; < Latin prīmipara=prīmi-, comb. form of prīmus first (see prime) + -para, feminine of -parus -parous]
pri•mip′a•rous, adj.
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a woman who has given birth to one child or who is giving birth for the first time. — primiparity, n.primiparous, adj.
See also: Birth
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primipara - (obstetrics) woman who has been delivered of a child for the first time
midwifery, obstetrics, tocology, OB - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
female parent, mother - a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
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Do total de 38 fichas clinicas que constavam o numero de parto, 21 consistiram de primiparas e 17 eram ovelhas multiparas, enquanto os demais proprietarios e tratadores nao souberam informar tal dado.
More than 25 women--both primiparas and multiparas--have been safely delivered at home.
-- An obstetrician and two mathematicians have developed an online calculator that accurately predicted the probability of cesarean section and cephalopelvic disproportion in primiparas seen in a large, multisite practice.
Common features of a labor complicated by pneumomediastinum have been thought to include nulliparity, a prolonged 2nd stage that requires strenuous pushing,[9] and cephalopelvic disproportion or dystocia.[2,7] An analysis of data from 187 cases confirmed that most women were primiparas but had a normal mean length of labor and fetal size.[10]