primitiae


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primitiae

An obsolete term that formerly dignified amniotic fluid expelled preceding the vaginal delivery of an infant.
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primitiae

(pri-mish'e-e) [L. primitiae, the first of its kind, first fruits]
The liquor amnii appearing just before the birth of the fetus.
See: amnion; bag of waters; labor; liquor amnii
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The first tale in the diary is "Third Cousins" or "Primitiae" (beginnings, first-fruits), later to become "Lawyer I." This was written, Blanche tells us (PPR, p.