puericulture

noun
pu·​er·​i·​cul·​ture | \ ˈpyu̇(ə)rəˌkəlchə(r) \

Definition of puericulture

: the rearing or hygienic care of children specifically : the prenatal care of unborn children through attention to the health of pregnant women

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History and Etymology for puericulture

French puériculture, from Latin puer + French -iculture (as in agriculture)

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“Puericulture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puericulture. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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