puerperal

[pyoo-ur-per-uhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a woman in childbirth.
2.
pertaining to or connected with childbirth.

Origin:
1760–70; < Neo-Latin puerperālis of childbirth. See puerpera, -al1

postpuerperal, adjective
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puerperal (pjuːˈɜːpərəl)
 
adj
of, relating to, or occurring during the puerperium
 
[C18: from New Latin puerperālis relating to childbirth; see puerperium]

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puerperal
1768, from L. puerpera "bearing a child," from puer "child, boy" (see puerility) + parere "to bear" (see parent).
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puerperal pu·er·per·al (pyōō-ûr'pər-əl)
adj.
Relating to, connected with, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following childbirth.

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Example sentences
Apparently there is no puerperal parasite, properly speaking.
Puerperal fever is no longer favored as a diagnostic category.
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