after-birth

afterbirth

[af-ter-burth, ahf-]
noun
the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after childbirth.

Origin:
1580–90; after + birth

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afterbirth (ˈɑːftəˌbɜːθ)
 
n
the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after the birth of the offspring

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afterbirth
1580s, from after + birth.
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afterbirth af·ter·birth (āf'tər-bûrth')
n.
The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following childbirth. Also called secundines.

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afterbirth   (āf'tər-bûrth')  Pronunciation Key 
The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following the birth of a mammal.
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