[af-ter-peyn, ahf-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
pain due to continuing contractions of the uterus following childbirth.

1550–60; after + pain Unabridged
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afterpains (ˈɑːftəˌpeɪnz)
pl n
cramplike pains caused by contraction of the uterus after childbirth

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

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