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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, connected with, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following childbirth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to childbirth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to childbirth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to or associated with childbirth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or connected with or occurring at the time of childbirth or shortly following, or to the woman who has just given birth

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin puerper, a woman in childbed : puer, child, boy; see pau- in Indo-European roots + parere, to bear; see –parous.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From New Latin puerperalis, from Latin puerpera ("woman in childbirth"), from puer ("boy") + pariō ("I bear").

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