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antepartum

[an-tee-pahr-tuh m] /ˈæn tiˈpɑr təm/
adjective, Obstetrics
1.
of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery.
Compare postpartum.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Latin
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Word Origin and History for antepartum
antepartum
1908, from L. phrase ante partum "before birth."
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antepartum in Medicine

antepartum an·te·par·tum (ān'tē-pär'təm)
adj.
Of or occurring in the period before childbirth.

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