puer-

(Latin: boy, child)


Puer sunt de sanguine parentum, sed pater et mater non sunt de sanguine puerorum.: In law, children are of the blood of their parents, but the father and mother are not of the blood of the children.

puerpera (singular), puerperae (plural) : A reference to a woman who has just given birth.

puer aeternus
Term meaning "eternal youth".
puerice
Boyhood, childhood.
puericulture
1. The art of raising and training children; child training.
2. The rearing of children, as an art, or branch of sociology.
3. Hygienic care for children; specifically, prenatal care through attention given to the health of pregnant women.
puericulturist
One who raises and trains children.
puerile, puerileness
1. Silly or immature, especially in a childish way.
2. Relating to or characteristic of childhood; such as, boyish, childish, juvenile, immature, trivial.
3. A reference to respiration which is characterized by the louder pulmonary murmur found in children, that in adults is usually a sign of disease.
puerilely
In a puerile fashion.
puerilism
1. A so-called second childhood; a reversion to childishness.
2. Childish or immature behavior by an adult.
3. In psychiatry, Childishness; the stage following infantilism or infantility and followed by the stage of puberism or puberty.
puerility, pueritia
1. The quality or state of being a child; specifically, the status under civil law of a child between infancy and puberty defined as from seven to fourteen years of age in boys and from seven to twelve years of age in girls.
2. The quality of being puerile; (mere) childishness, triviality.
puerperal
Relating to childbirth or the time immediately following childbirth.
puerperal psychosis
A psychiatric disorder that may affect women in the first two weeks after giving birth. It may be depressive or schizophrenic and may involve false ideas concerning the baby.
puerperal sepsis (s) (noun), puerperal sepses (pl)
Blood poisoning following childbirth, caused by infection of the placental site: Marion’s discharge from hospital was delayed because of puerperal sepsis which developed after the birth of her baby.
puerperalism
Disease caused by child bearing.
puerperant
In the act of childbearing.
puerperial
Of or pertaining to child birth; things or matters pertaining to childbirth.
puerperium (singular), puerperia (plural)
1. Period from the termination of labor to complete involution of the uterus, usually defined as 42 days.
2. Time of childbearing; labor in childbirth.
3. The period immediately after childbirth when the womb is returning to its normal size, lasting approximately six weeks.