antenatal

[an-tee-neyt-l]

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 antenatally

antenatal

adjective
  1. occurring or present before birth; during pregnancy
noun
  1. Also called: prenatal informal an examination during pregnancy
Derived Formsantenatally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for antenatally

antenatal

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

antenatally in Medicine

antenatal

[ăn′tē-nātl]
adj.
  1. prenatal
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