natal

adjective na·tal \ ˈnā-tᵊl \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of natal

1 :native
2 :of, relating to, or present at birth; especially :associated with one's birth
  • a natal star

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Origin and Etymology of natal

Middle English, from Latin natalis, from natus, past participle of nasci to be born — more at nation

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Natal

geographical name Na·tal \ nə-ˈtal , -ˈtäl \

Definition of Natal

1 city and port on the Atlantic in northeastern Brazil population 803,739
Note: Natal serves as capital of the state of Rio Grande do Norte.
2 former province of the eastern part of the Republic of South Africa between the Drakensberg Mountains and the Indian Ocean
Note: Natal is now part of the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Medical Dictionary

natal

adjective na·tal \ ˈnāt-ᵊl \

medical Definition of natal

:of or relating to birth
  • lowering the natal death rate
  • Journal of the American Medical Association


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