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afterpain

[af-ter-peyn, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌpeɪn, ˈɑf-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
pain due to continuing contractions of the uterus following childbirth.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; after + pain
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British Dictionary definitions for afterpains

afterpains

/ˈɑːftəˌpeɪnz/
plural noun
1.
cramplike pains caused by contraction of the uterus after childbirth
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afterpains in Medicine

afterpains af·ter·pains (āf'tər-pānz')
pl.n.
Cramps or pains following childbirth, caused by contractions of the uterus.

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