antepartum

antepartum

[an-tee-pahr-tuhm]
adjective Obstetrics.
of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery.
Compare postpartum.


Origin:
1905–10; < Latin

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antepartum
1908, from L. phrase ante partum "before birth."
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antepartum an·te·par·tum (ān'tē-pär'təm)
adj.
Of or occurring in the period before childbirth.

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