noun, plural: primiparae

A female that bears an offspring for the first time, or has delivered an infant at one time


Primipara refers to a female that has given birth at one time or became pregnant for the first time. The term is used in contrast with those that have given birth more than once (multipara) or with those that have not yet (nullipara).

Word origin: Latin prīmipara [prīmi-, from prīmus (first) + -para, from –parus, parere (to bring forth)]

Abbreviation / Acronym: para I or para 1


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