antenatal

[ an-tee-neyt-l ]
/ ˌæn tiˈneɪt l /
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adjective

prenatal: an antenatal clinic.

Nearby words

  1. antehall,
  2. antelope,
  3. antemeridian,
  4. antemortem,
  5. antemundane,
  6. antenave,
  7. antenna,
  8. antenna array,
  9. antennal gland,
  10. antennary

Origin of antenatal

First recorded in 1810–20; ante- + natal

Related formsan·te·na·tal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for antenatal

antenatal

/ (ˌæntɪˈneɪtəl) /

adjective

occurring or present before birth; during pregnancy

noun

Also called: prenatal informal an examination during pregnancy
Derived Formsantenatally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for antenatal

antenatal

adj.

"before birth," 1798, from Latin ante "before" (see ante) + natal.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for antenatal

antenatal

[ ăn′tē-nātl ]

adj.

prenatal

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