Definition of primigravida in English:

primigravida

noun

Medicine
  • A woman who is pregnant for the first time.

    • ‘One hundred and thirty eight primigravidae who were recruited at antenatal classes at five sites participated in the study.’
    • ‘The one who delivered at the hospital was considered an older primigravida for that time.’
    • ‘Epidural diamorphine was found to be effective in a double-blind study of primigravidae.’
    • ‘His mother was a 34 year old, healthy primigravida who had had an uneventful pregnancy.’
    • ‘A 31 year-old primigravida presented to the emergency department complaining of scanty vaginal bleeding and bilateral lower quadrant abdominal pain that had persisted for 2 days.’

Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin (feminine), from Latin primus first + gravidus pregnant (see gravid).

Pronunciation:

primigravida

/ˌprīməˈɡravədə/