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puer·per·al fever

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  1. puerperal fever, childbed fevernoun

    serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions); formerly widespread but now uncommon


  1. puerperal fevernoun

    A fever, following childbirth or abortion, due to infection of the uterus.


  1. Puerperal fever

    Puerperal fever or childbed fever, is a bacterial infection contracted by women during childbirth or miscarriage. It can develop into puerperal sepsis, which is a serious form of septicaemia. If untreated, it is often fatal.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puerperal fever in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puerperal fever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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