Definition of natal
1 : native
2 : of, relating to, or present at birth; especially : associated with one's birth <a natal star>
Origin and Etymology of natal
Middle English, from Latin natalis, from natus, past participle of nasci to be born — more at nation
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of Natal
1 city and port on the Atlantic in northeastern Brazil population 803,739 ◆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 ◆Natal is now part of the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Medical Definition of natal
: of or relating to birth <lowering the natal death rate—Journal of the American Medical Association>
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