afterbirth

noun af·ter·birth \ ˈaf-tər-ˌbərth \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of afterbirth

: the placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled after delivery

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AFTERBIRTH Defined for English Language Learners

afterbirth

noun

Definition of afterbirth for English Language Learners

  • medical : the tissues that come out of the body of a woman after she gives birth to a baby


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afterbirth

noun af·ter·birth \ ˈaf-tər-ˌbərth \

medical Definition of afterbirth

: the placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled after delivery called also secundines

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