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From Latin prīmus (first) (modelled after primipara) + Medieval Latin gravida (pregnant woman), feminine singular of Latin gravidus (pregnant, gravid),[1] from gravō (to burden, weigh down; to make pregnant) + -idus (suffix meaning ‘tending to’ forming adjectives).

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primigravida (plural primigravidas or primigravidae)

  1. (obstetrics, veterinary medicine) A woman or female animal who is pregnant for the first time, or who has been pregnant once. [from late 19th c.]
    Synonyms: primigravid, primipara (one sense)
    Antonyms: multigravid, multigravida, multipara (one sense)

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