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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Example sentences for afterbirth
Afterbirth is the delivery of the placenta following the delivery of the infant.
One of the holes was for heating water and the other for the afterbirth.
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