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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 of antepartum
1905-1910
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1905-10
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Word Origin and History for antepartum
adj.

1908, from Latin phrase ante partum "before birth" (see postpartum).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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