peri·​na·​tol·​o·​gy ˌper-ə-ˌnā-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce perinatology (audio)
: a branch of medicine concerned with perinatal care
perinatologist noun

Examples of perinatology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Proceeds go toward equipment for Scripps Health’s perinatology program for women with high-risk pregnancies. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2022 Patients can access perinatology services through a referral by their San Ysidro Health obstetrician and gynecologist. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perinatology was in 1969

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“Perinatology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


peri·​na·​tol·​o·​gy -ˌnā-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce perinatology (audio)
plural perinatologies
: a branch of medicine concerned with perinatal care
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