American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman who is pregnant for the first time.
- n. A woman who has given birth to only one child.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who bears a child for the first time: correlated with nullipara, multipara.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A woman who bears a child for the first time.
- n. (obstetrics) woman who has been delivered of a child for the first time
- Latin prīmipara : prīmus, first; see per1 in Indo-European roots + -para, -para. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And those who know the value of peace learn how to make peace–even between a screaming mad premenstrual teen and a lank-haired, irritable, self-righteous and justifiably exasperated prima donna of a primipara.”
“Examples include: hostile cervical mucus; habitual abortion; incompetent cervix; elderly primipara; dominant follicle; blighted ovum; vaginal probe; ovarian failure; harvesting eggs.”
“For instance, in dealing with a primipara -- one who is full of fear, who cannot stand pain, who is of an hysterical nature -- morphin-scopolamin anesthesia is best suited in that particular case, because these drugs have a selective action when it comes to allay fear and produce amnesia.”
“In the first the patient was a primipara 20 years of age, and, until the dilatation of the cervix was complete and efforts at expulsion had commenced, the uterine contractions were quite painless.”
“I have rarely seen a primipara enjoy easier labor," concluded Robertson, "and I have never seen one look forward to the happy realization of motherhood with greater satisfaction.”
“Wilcox 6.382 mentions a primipara, three months pregnant, with a double vagina and a bicornate uterus, who was safely delivered of several children.”
“Madden 2.141 gives the history of a primipara of twenty-eight, married one year, to whom he was called.”
“On April 30th the fundus of the tumor was 35 cm. above the symphysis and the uterus 11 1/2 cm.; the cervix was soft as that of a primipara at term.”
“Croston 3.83 reports a case of Cesarean section on a primipara of twenty-four at full term, with the delivery of a double female monster weighing 12 1/2 pounds.”
“Mackenzie 2.114 cites the instance of a woman aged thirty-two, a primipara, who had been married ten years and who always had been regular in menstruation.”
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