perinatology

perinatology

[per-uh-ney-tol-uh-jee]
noun
a field of medicine focusing on problems emerging during the perinatal period.

Origin:
1975–80; peri- + nat(al) + -o- + -logy

perinatologist, noun
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perinatology per·i·na·tol·o·gy (pěr'ə-nā-tŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with the care of mothers, fetuses, and infants during the perinatal period.


per'i·na·tol'o·gist n.
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