afterbirth

[ af-ter-burth, ahf- ]
/ ˈæf tərˌbɜrθ, ˈɑf- /

noun

the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after childbirth.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ TO SEE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT 2ND-3RD GRADE VOCAB FROM BOOKS!

Are you learning new vocabulary? Or do you just have an interest in words? Either way, this quiz is for you.
Question 1 of 10
orchard

Origin of afterbirth

First recorded in 1580–90; after + birth
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for afterbirth

British Dictionary definitions for afterbirth

afterbirth
/ (ˈɑːftəˌbɜːθ) /

noun

the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after the birth of the offspring
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for afterbirth

afterbirth
[ ăftər-bûrth′ ]

n.

The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following childbirth.secundines
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for afterbirth

afterbirth
[ ăftər-bûrth′ ]

The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following the birth of a mammal.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.