prenatal

adjective pre·na·tal \ (ˌ)prē-ˈnā-tᵊl \
Updated on: 2 Feb 2018

Definition of prenatal

1 : occurring, existing, performed, or used before birth
  • prenatal care
  • a prenatal test
  • prenatal vitamins
2 : providing or receiving prenatal medical care
  • a prenatal clinic
  • prenatal patients

prenatally

play \(ˌ)prē-ˈnā-tᵊl-ē\ adverb

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First Known Use of prenatal

1826


PRENATAL Defined for English Language Learners

prenatal

adjective

Definition of prenatal for English Language Learners

  • medical : relating to pregnant women and their unborn babies


Medical Dictionary

prenatal

adjective pre·na·tal \ -ˈnāt-ᵊl \

medical Definition of prenatal

1 : occurring, existing, performed, or used before birth
  • prenatal care
  • the prenatal period
  • prenatal testing
  • prenatal vitamins
2 : providing or receiving prenatal medical care
  • a prenatal clinic
  • a prenatal patient
called also antenatal; compare intranatal, neonatal, postnatal

prenatally

play \\ adverb


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