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[prahy-mi-grav-i-duh] /ˌpraɪ mɪˈgræv ɪ də/
noun, plural primigravidas, primigravidae
[prahy-mi-grav-i-dee] /ˌpraɪ mɪˈgræv ɪˌdi/ (Show IPA).
a woman pregnant for the first time.
Origin of primigravida
1885-90; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin prīmi-, combining form of prīmus first (see prime) + gravida, feminine of gravidus pregnant (see gravid), on the model of primipara Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for primigravida


noun (pl) -das, -dae (-ˌdiː)
(obstetrics) a woman who is pregnant for the first time
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Latin prima first + gravidagravid (woman)
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Word Origin and History for primigravida

1879, from earlier use in German, from Modern Latin, from Latin primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + gravidus "laden, full, swollen, pregnant with child" (see gravid).

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primigravida in Medicine

primigravida pri·mi·grav·i·da (prī'mĭ-grāv'ĭ-də)
A woman in her first pregnancy.

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