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antepartum

[an-tee-pahr-tuh m]
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adjective Obstetrics.
  1. of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery.
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Origin of antepartum

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).

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antepartum in Medicine

antepartum

(ăn′tē-pärtəm)
adj.
  1. Of or occurring in the period before childbirth.
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