prenatal: an antenatal clinic.
Origin of antenatal
Related formsan·te·na·tal·ly, adverb
First recorded in 1810–20; ante-
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Historical Examples of antenatal
The reminiscence of some antenatal incarnation of his own soul?
But deep within her the antenatal thing that lay here had a dream.
If I was born of you, there must have been some juggling with my soul in antenatal regions!
The very habit of our thoughts may be persuaded one way unawares by their antenatal history.
The importance of antenatal puericulture was fully recognized in China a thousand years ago.
British Dictionary definitions for antenatal
occurring or present before birth; during pregnancy
Derived Formsantenatally, adverb
Also called: prenatal informal an examination during pregnancy
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Word Origin and History for antenatal
"before birth," 1798, from Latin ante "before" (see ante) + natal.
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