Definition of Puerperal

1. 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.

Partainyms: Childbirth, Puerpera, Puerperium
Derivative terms: Puerpera, Puerperium



Definition of Puerperal

1. a. Of or pertaining to childbirth; as, a puerperal fever.

Definition of Puerperal

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to or associated with childbirth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Puerperal

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Puerperal

puellile
puer
puerarin
puered
puericulture
puerile
puerilely
puerileness
puerilism
puerilisms
puerilities
puerility
puering
puerpera
puerperae
puerperal (current term)
puerperal fever
puerperal fevers
puerperia
puerperium
puerperous
puers
puff-leg
puff-legged
puff-legs
puff-pastry
puff adder
puff batter
puff of air

Literary usage of Puerperal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Lancet (1898)
"Sine,—An appeal for a definition of puerperal fever comes once again. "Inquirer" wishes to know whether all cases of peritonitis occurring at childbirth ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1897)
"The Accurate Measuring of Temperature during the puerperal Period. ... 15, obtained from a careful measurement of temperature in puerperal patients. ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"This may be regarded as the true epidemic puerperal fever. Those who maintain these views also believe in the contagiousness of the disease, ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1905)
"WHEN considering the causation and treatment of puerperal fevers it is obvious that we have to deal with a number of forms of disease which differ widely ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1888)
"UNTIL within a few years the term "puerperal Fever" has been applied to certain conditions of the parturient woman without conveying any very definite idea ..."

6. The Journal of Mental Science by Royal Medico-psychological Association (1873)
"Of these 6 belong to pregnancy, and 14 to the puerperal period. ... Pregnancy and the puerperal period heightened the mental disorder, ..."

7. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"puerperal fever occurs in such varied forms that numerous divisions or species of it have been suggested. The late Dr Gooch, one of the highest authorities ..."

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