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postnatal

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adjective post·na·tal \ˌpōs(t)-ˈnā-təl\

Simple Definition of postnatal

  • medical : relating to the period of time following the birth of a child

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of postnatal

  1. :  occurring or being after birth; specifically :  of or relating to an infant immediately after birth <postnatal care>

postnatally

adverb

Origin and Etymology of postnatal

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1859

Rhymes with postnatal


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postnatal

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adjective post·na·tal \(ˈ)pōst-ˈnāt-əl\

Medical Definition of postnatal

  1. :  occurring or being after birth; specifically :  of or relating to an infant immediately after birth <postnatal care>—compare intranatal, neonatal, prenatal

postnatally

\-əl-ē\play adverb



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