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Pronunciation: grav'i-da

Definition: A pregnant woman. Gravida followed by a arabic numeral or preceded by a Latin prefix (primi-, secundi-, etc.) designates the pregnant woman by number of pregnancies; gravida I, primigravida; a woman in her first pregnancy; gravida II, secundigravida; a woman in her second pregnancy.

[L. gravidus (adj.), fem. gravida, fr. gravis, heavy]

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