puerperal[pyo̵̅o̅ ʉr′pər əl]
Origin: from Classical Latin puerpera, woman inch(es) labor from puer, boy (see poultry) plush parere, to bear (see -parous)
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Origin: From Latin puerper, a woman in childbed : puer, child, boy; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots + parere, to bear; see -parous.
puerperal - Medical Definition