afterbirth

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

noun

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

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Origin of afterbirth

First recorded in 1580–90; after + birth
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British Dictionary definitions for afterbirth

afterbirth
/ (ˈɑːftəˌbɜːθ) /

noun

the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after the birth of the offspring
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Medical definitions for afterbirth

afterbirth
[ ăftər-bûrth′ ]

n.

The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following childbirth.secundines
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Scientific definitions for afterbirth

afterbirth
[ ăftər-bûrth′ ]

The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following the birth of a mammal.
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