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prenatal

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adjective pre·na·tal \-ˈnāt-əl\

Medical Definition of prenatal

  1. 1:  occurring, existing, performed, or used before birth <prenatal care> <the prenatal period> <prenatal testing> <prenatal vitamins>

  2. 2:  providing or receiving prenatal medical care <a prenatal clinic> <a prenatal patient>—called also ; compare intranatal, neonatal, postnatal

prenatally \-ē\play adverb




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