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(Medicine) a woman who has recently given birth
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pu•er•per•a(pyuˈɜr pər ə)
n., pl. -per•ae (-pəˌri)
a woman who has recently given birth to a child.
[< Latin, =puer boy, child + -pera, n. derivative of parere to bear, give birth to; compare -parous]
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|Noun||1.||puerpera - a woman in childbirth or shortly thereafter|
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