gravida

gravida

[grav-i-duh]
noun, plural gravidas, gravidae [grav-i-dee] . Obstetrics.
1.
a woman's status regarding pregnancy; usually followed by a roman numeral designating the number of times the woman has been pregnant.
2.
a pregnant woman.
Compare para5.


Origin:
1925–30; < Neo-Latin, Latin: feminine of gravidus pregnant, laden; see gravid

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gravida grav·i·da (grāv'ĭ-də)
n. pl. grav·i·das or grav·i·dae (-dē')
A pregnant woman.

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